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Moving into the Edwards' era 

Where are we headed 

In his first speech as the 13th president of 
Bowdoin College, Robert H. Edwards 
reminded students that the future of 
American society is full of 
uncertainty and that they will 
be asked to provide definition 
and to meet the challenge of 
creating a just and 
cultivated society. 

Edwards made these 
College's 189th academic 
ceremonies held 

a standing-room-only 
and staff at Brunswick's 

"What has brought me 
Edwards, "what gives it 
today is not certainty, but 
there is a fresh task before us 
greater, in a way, than those early 

remarks when he opened the 
year, during Convocation 
Wednesday, August 29, before 
gathering of students, faculty, 
First Parish Church, 
to this post at Bowdoin," said 
excitement and dimension 
uncertainty: the sense that 
of dimensions even 

faced when they set forth Bowdoin as a light and a beacon on what 
they considered to be their 'errand into the wilderness.' Bowdoin 
students.. .1 have met, suggest that we have perhaps yet another 
wilderness before us in which to create a just and cultivated 
society, but that the task will be even tougher." 

Drawing a parallel between today and a period of 
"bewildering political trends" during the early 20th 
century that led to the rise of Nazi Germany, Edwards 
warned of the dangers that can be born in periods of 
uncertainty. "We know from history that at such 
times there is the risk that the resulting 
powerlessness and vulnerability of individuals 
leads them to turn inward and lose interest in the 
definition of the wider whole, and the common 
good. People cling more fiercely to their small, 
familiar truths - of social class, of profession, of 
ethnicity, of religion. Academic disciplines 
themselves become narrow and brittle and 
possessive of their boundaries. 

"Civil societies, of which Bowdoin is one, can 
simply walk around these problems, or ritualize 
them," Edwards continued. "Race and gender are 
easier to shout about than to talk about. 

"But we have a chance, here on the coast of 
Maine, to do something different. Rather than 
becoming combative and narrow, or comfortable 
and isolated, sticking to our narrow definitions of 
ourselves - 1 am a researcher or a teacher, I am an 
athlete or a student, I am a woman or a man, an 
African- American or a white, a worldly urbanite 
or not - instead of that, we can raise our expectations. 

"For history shows that these need not 
be periods of social collapse and war; 
they can also be times of regeneration 
and creativity..." 

Edwards told his audience that 
a "commitment to 
workmanship and mastery 
that comes with depth" 
will not be enough; they 
must also "be a force in 
defining not just the 
substructure of 

knowledge, but the 
behavior and style of a 
person and culture." 
Restating the 

College's commitment to 
diversity, Edwards 

pledged to "devote all the 
energy and conviction I 
dispose to insuring that able men 
and women of African- American, 
Hispanic, and Asian communities 
become not merely more evident in 
their numbers but find themselves an 
ever more secure and vital contributing 
force at Bowdoin College." 
1 come to Bowdoin," he concluded, "with no 
real interest in control, but with great interest in inciting 
and encouraging the passionate engagement of all of us in 
defining the meaning of cul ture in modern America - in knowledge 
and understanding and behavior. Some ideas will be old; others 
will be new. But we will be seeking more than ideas. We must 
remember the men who invented the extermination camps were 
men of education and clear ideas. The ways and spirit in which we 
make our decisions, and take responsibility for our actions, will be 
part of the institution and culture we are seeking to create." 

The above passage is a press release written by News Director for 
Public Relations Scott Hood. 

Turn the page 

Professor Pemberton leaves -Page 4 

A challenge for Edwards- Pages 10-11 
Women's soccer preview-Page 13 


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Septempter7, 1990 

• The Bowddin Orient 

Carter replaces Pemberton 


Orient Contributor 

spring produced a vacancy for the 
English department in African- 
American literature. A search has 
brought Wendall Carter, a Ph. D. 
candidate at Cornell University, to 
Bowdoin for a one-year term. 

Carter is currently teaching a 
course on James Baldwin, and next 
semester he plans a course on the 
African-American literary tradition. 
Joseph Litvak, chairperson of the 
English Department, described 
Carter as "an extremely promising 
scholar and an exciting addition to 
the faculty." 

Currently Carter lives in 
Washington, D.C. and he is working 
on his doctoral dissertation. Carter 


commutes weekly to Brunswick. 
Litvak said that long commutes are 
not unusual for professors. 

Carter sees teaching at Bowdoin 
a "challenge." He said that African- 
American literature is "one of the 
most exciting fields today." 

Carter also said that he sees the 
low representation of minorities 
among the faculty and the student 
body as a "problem," particularly 
for a college with Bowdoin's 
national reputation. In light of this 
problem. Carter said his presence 
here is significant. "All students 
need a different perspective," he 
said, and "students of color need 
role models." 

Having been here for a short time, 
however, Carter is not sure "how to 
go about getting involved." But he 
indicated that a number of students 

New history lecturer found 

Angela M. Leonard of 

Washington, D.C, has been named 
Consortium Dissertation Fellow 
and Lecturer in History for the 
1990-91 academicyearat Bowdoin 

The position is part of The 
Minority Scholar-in-Kesidence 
Program created by the 
Consortium for a Strong Minority 
Presence at Liberal Arts Colleges, 
a group of 26 selective liberal arts 
colleges working to recruit and 
retain minority students, and to 
promote strong representation of 
minority scholars on liberal arts 
college faculties. 

The presence of African- 
American, Hispanic-American, 
and Native American scholars has 
a two-fold effect: first, it provides 
greater diversity of experience and 
perspective within the faculty and 
in the curriculum, contributing to 
the collective effort of educational 
institutions to test and stretch the 
frontiers of knowledge; second, 
minority scholars provide 
necessary role models, especially 
for minority students. They help 
to attract minority students to 
liberal arts colleges and enhance 
their experience once there. 
Through this program, minority 
scholars have the opportunity to 
^experience teaching in a liberal arts 

settingand the financial support to 
complete their dissertations or 
prepare them for publication. 

A Ph.D. candidate in the 
American Studies Department of 
the Graduate School of Arts and 
Sciences at George Washington 
University, Leonard is a cum laude 
graduate of Radcliffe College. She 
earned a master's degree in library 
science at Vanderbilt University 
and a master's degree in 
philosophy at George Washington 
University. Her numerous 
publications include Philosophy 
Books: A Browser's Guide(\984); Plato 
and Platonism: Guide to Research 
Methods and Materials (1985); and 
Pedagogy of Philosophy, A 
Bibliography for Teachers and 
Curriculum Specialists (1985). 

The Consortium for A Strong 
Minority Presence at Liberal Arts 
Colleges evolved out of a 
conference on recruitment and 
retention of minority students and 
faculty held at Swarthmore College 
in February 1987. The minority 
scholar-in-residence was the first 
program introduced by the 
Consortium. The second, 
introduced last April, wasastudent 
recruitment effort aimed at 
reaching 53,000 African-American 
and Hispanic-American students 
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have thanked him for coming to the 
college and expressed interest in 
getting to know him. Carter stressed 
that his door is open to all students. 

Carter has previous experiences 
with predominantly white schools. 
He did his undergraduate work at 
Haverford College and his masters 
and doctoral work at Cornell 
University. He said, however, that 
his initial impression at Bowdoin is 
there is "some ways to go." 
"Bowdoin," Carter said, "reminds 
me of Haverford about 10 years 

Carter finds it nice to get away 
from the city, but being here is "a 
rather jarring situation, culturally." 
He said that he is uncomfortable 
"walking around as some kind of 
anomaly. It's hard to get used to 
always being on display." 

Carter comes to Bowdoin with new ideas. Photo by Chris Strassel 

President Edwards speaks of future 

Students must meet the challenges of the uncertain future 

In his first speech as the 13th 
president of Bowdoin College, 
Robert H. Edwards reminded 
students that the future of American 
society is full of uncertainty and 
that they will be asked to provide 
definition and to meet the challenge 
of creating a just and cultivated 

Edwards made these remarks 
when he opened the Col lege's 1 89th 
academic year, duringConvocation 
ceremonies held Wednesday, 
August 29, beforea standing-room- 
only gathering of students, faculty, 
and staff at Brunswick's First Parish 

"What has brought me to this post 
at Bowdoin," said Edwards, "what 
gives it excitement and dimension 
today is not certainty, but 
uncertainty: the sense that there is a 
fresh task before us of dimensions 
even greater, in a way, than those 
early Congregationalists faced when 
they set forth Bowdoin as a light 
and a beacon on what they 
considered to be their 'errand into 
the wilderness.' Bowdoin 
students...I have met, suggest that 
we have perhaps yet another 
wilderness before us in which to 
create a just and cultivated society, 
but that the task will be even 

Drawing a parallel between today 
and a period of "bewildering 
political trends" during the early 
20th century that led to the rise of 

Nazi Germany, Ed wards warned of 
the dangers that can be born in 
periods of uncertainty. "We know 
from history that at such times there 
is the risk that the resulting 
powerlessness and vulnerability of 
individuals leads them to turn 
inward and lose interest in the 
definition of the wider whole, and 
the common good. People cling 
more fiercely to their small, familiar 
truths - of social class, of profession, 
of ethnicity, of religion. Academic 
disciplines themselves become 
narrow and brittle and possessive 
of their boundaries. 

"Civil societies, of which Bowdoin 
isone, can simply walk around these 
problems, or ritualize them," 
Edwards continued. "Race and 
gender are easier to shout about 
than to talk about. 

"But we have a chance, here on 
the coast of Maine, to do something 
different. Rather than becoming 
combative and narrow, or 
comfortable and isolated, sticking 
to our narrow definitions of 
ourselves - 1 am a researcher or a 
teacher, I am an athlete or a student, 
I am a woman or a man, an African- 
American or a white, a worldly 
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"commitment to workmanship and 
mastery that comes with depth" will 
not be enough; they must also "be a 
force in defining not just the 
substructure of knowledge, but the 
behavior and style of a person and 

Restating the College's 
commitment to diversity, Edwards 
pledged to "devote all the energy 
and conviction I dispose to insuring 
that able men and women of 
African-American, Hispanic, and 
Asian communities become not 
merely more evident in their 
numbers but find them selvesan ever 
more secure and vital contributing 
force at Bowdoin College." 

"I come to Bowdoin," he 
concluded, "with no real interest in 
control, but with great interest in 
inciting and encouraging the 
passionate engagement of all of us 
in defining the meaning of culture 
in modern America - in knowledge 
and understanding and behavior. 
Some ideas will be old; others will 
be new. But we will be seeking more 
than ideas. We must remember the 
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The Bowdoin Orient 

September?, 1990 3 

President Edwards addresses key issues 


Orient News Editor 

Although the Bowdoin 
community has had a formal 
introduction to the new president 
Robert H. Edwards, the Orient 
Editorial Staff felt an interview 
would allow the community to 
meet president Edwards in a more 
casual fashion. In the short time 
that the Orient requested an 
interview, president Edwards 
greeted our staff with enthusiasm. 
We would like to thank him for his 
patience as mechanical problems 
delayed and lengthened the 

Orient: Why did you decide to 
come to Bowdoin? 

Edwards: I very much enjoy 
being in an academic institution; 
I'm a profound believer in the 
liberal arts and undergraduate 
education. I like the sense of density 
where 1 know students. So after 
four years away, I think you need 
to get away. Eventually, you've 

got to refresh yourself. Different 
people, different places and all that. 
When it came time to return, and 
considering things to do. ..this type 
of education is the thing I love best 
in the whole world. 

And it is still as important as ever 
it seemed to be. Bowdoin, I had 
always admired. Its kind of a 
maverick. It plows its own furrows 
-and there were a relatively small 
number of institutions in America 
which have both excellence and 
genuine challenges. Things need to 
be done, but it wouldn't be 
interesting without them. So there 
was that mix of a fielded endeavor, 
of the liberal arts; which I love. And 
an institution that is in good shape, 
but is an independent - minded 
institution that I think could go on 
to be truly great. So, that's why I'm 

Orient: What do you think is the 
number one problem facing the 
college now? 

Edwards: 1 think it is truly 
unifying the college. It is bringing 

together many different parts of 
the college, elements of it, that are 
truly loyal to it, but have different 
views of it. It's a literal problem of 
people being asked to describe an 
elephant - they describe the part 
they know best. I think what we 
have to do is build a Bowdoin, and 
I think what a president can do is to 
try through conversation in the 
college with whole or parts of the 
college, to try to articulate a 
composition. I think that's the 
number one problem. I think we do 
have an edge over it in certain 
respects. Then, I think it will be 
solved if we can get that 
composition, because then instead 
of seeking to preserve a particular 
aspect of the institution people will 
see, in fact, their particular domain 
as being part of a whole. 

Orient: If you can briefly 
summarize them, what are your 
goals as the new president? 

Edwards: The important thing, I 

(Continues on page 6) 

Hiring questioned 

Three Bowdoin students bear arms 

Orient Staff 

"I've sworn to defend the state of 
Maine and the country, and that's 
one of the reasons I went in," said 
Jason House '93. House is one of the 
four Bowdoin men in either the 
Maine National Guard or the Army 

Due to the Iraqi invasion of 
Kuwait a few weeks ago, the 
likelihood of Jason House, Jon 
Martin '92, Dan Gallagher '92 and 
Mark Barney (Bowdoin College 
Security) being called to become full- 
time soldiers has increased. 

"Its been so long since the military 
has been activated," Gallagher said. 
"Many people saw it as a way to get 
money for college. This has been a 
gentle reminder" that the military 
exists for very a real purpose 

Gallagher has been in the Army 
Reserves over two-and-a-half years, 
working with medical supplies in 
conjunction with the U.S. Army 
Hospital in Boston. 

Barney, House, and Martin are 
enlisted in the same unit, 3/ 
12INF(MTN), technically speaking. 
This group of 100 men is trained for 
combat in mountainous terrain. 
Since they are a combat oriented 

unit, Martin thinks, "it is highly 
likely that our unit will be called" if 
U.S. Troops go to combat. 

"I could see myself serving," 
House said. "That's what I've been 
trained to do, and I realized that I 
could be called up at any time when 
I went in." House only entered the 
Guard this summer. He attended 
bask training at Fort Benning, 
Georgia from May 31 to late August. 
He returned to Maine August 30. 

Although college students have 
been immune to drafts, the military 
considers reservists volunteers. 
Therefore, Bowdoin reservists will 
be obligated to stand in if needed. 

Gallagher thinks he would only 
be called up in the event that heavy 
combat produced casualties and 
wounded requiring medical care. 
His unit, which is essentially a 
mobile hospital, might then be sent. 


All three students went into the 
forces for various reasons. "I wanted 
to experience military life without 
committing myself full time," 
Gallagher explained. "I also get the 
G.I. Bill," which helps pay for 
Bowdoin. House has taken 
advantage of the Bill as well. 

"It sounds corny, but I joined 
because I felt I owed my country 
something, although that certainly 
wasn't my number one reason," 
Martin said. "I felt I could leant a lot 
about myself and others, which I 
have. Financially speaking, you 
could have worse jobs. But," Martin 
cautions, "it's not for everyone." 

Serving in the Guard or the Army 
Reserves is an eight year 
commitment. During the six years, 
each person must train one weekend 
per month and a two week period 

Lewellan shows concern 

In his own words, Orientation 
was "a bad week" for Dean of 
Students Kenneth Lewallen. 
During this time Dean Lewalten 
was awakened on three 
consecutive nights to deal with 
fraternity and apartment-related 
.problems. Two students, a first" 

year student and a sophomore, 
were taken to the hospital on 
separate evenings for 
overconsumption of alcohol, and 
one late-night phone caD to the 
Lewallen household delivered a 
complaint about a noisy fraternity. 
(Continues on page > 


Orient Staff 

The relaxed hiring process 
conducted by the Admissions and 
Public Relations offices over the 
summer raised concern from some 
members of the college community 
about the way in which Bowdoin 
departments fill positions 

Both departments drew criticism 
for the way in which they advertised 
for the two administrative 
interniships, the short duration of 
the job search, and improper 
communication with applicants. 

Cecilia Hirsch '90 told the Orient 
she felt both Mitch Price '89 and 
Michael Townsend '90 were 
qualified for the positions in 
Admissions and Public Relations 
respectively, but Was concerned 
"about how policy was followed or 
not followed." 

According to campus personnel 
policy, all position vacancies must 
be posted on campus fora minimum 
of seven days. Usually the 
information is mailed to all campus 
buildings. Off-campus advertising 
may be conducted at the same time 
or following the campus posting, 
"if it seems appropriate." 

The notification of the Admissions 
Internship was posted on July 11 
and closed on July 18. But, Personnel 
Director Carolyn Garcia said she 
did not remember if the in formation 
about these two positions was 
mailed to all campus buildings. 

Price's application was received 
on July 16. 

Garcia recognized that Mason 
"was in a real bind" because of the 
unexpected resignation of last year's 
intern Matthew Hornbeck '89 from 
the Admissions' office, but said 
problems such as timing, urgency, 
vacations and informal 

communication did effect the 
search's outcome. 

Though no policy was violated, 
Garcia thought Hornbeck, Priceand 
Townsend had discussed the job 
openings before publicly 
announcing their decisions. "My 
impression," said Garcia, "was that 
Mitch was aware of the opening 
even before Bill (Mason, Director of 
Admissions) was." 

"It was probably just a responsible 
person. Matt, trying not to leave Bill 
in the lurch." continued Garcia. 
However, "the informal recruiting 


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Hirsch said the Office of Career 
Services received a phone call from 
Public Relations requesting 
Townsend' s resume a week before 
the internship was posted. 

"Even though it's in-house," 
continued Hirsch, "it's got to be an 
equal opportunity search." She 
thought mailings should have been 
made to all members of the 
departing class, despite the 
additional time it would take. 

"Mitch did have exceptional 
qualifications for the job," said 
Garcia, but the search was not "well- 
managed." Mason acknowledged 
that the search was 
"unconventional," but said "we had 
to find someone fast." 

Hornbeck had been reappointed 
for the coming year when he 
suddenly resigned July 6. 

Mason said steps were taken to 
insure fairness and credibility in the 
job search, including consulting 
Dean of the College Jane Jervis, 
Affirmative-Action Officer Janet 
Smith and Garcia, but time was the 
essential factor. 'This is the first 
time we've had an intern resign so 
late into the appointed contract," 
said Mason. 

The college did advertise the 
$16,500 position locally, including 
distributing fliers on campus, but 
only five or six a pplicantseven heard 
of the opening. 

Hirsh like many of the other 
applicants received the information 
by word-of-mouth. 

A further factor in the com plicated 
timing of the search was Mason's 
scheduled vacation. Soon after 
beginning the interview process. 
Mason left campus and Assistant 
Director of Admissions Sam 
Robinson completed the search. 

Said Garcia, "It was., a comedy of 

Usually, interviews for the 
internships begin in February and 
are open only to members of the 
current senior class. Mason also said 
any position higher in the 
administration would beadvertised 

Unless renewed fora second year, 
Priceand Townsend will fulfill their 
internships and seniors will be 
notified by Dean Jervis through a 
mailing and a posting in all campus 
buildings of any openings. 


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4 Sepiempcer 7, 1990 

The Bowdoin Orient 

TD gets national support to accept women 


Orient Contributor 

During a five day stretch in 
August of this past summer, one of 
the most significant occurrences in 
the ever-changing fraternity scene 
at Bowdoin took place. Theta Delta 
Chi fraternity voted to accept 
women as national members at the 
national members' meeting. 

The August 8th meeting meeting, 
which took place in the Forum Hotel 
in Chicago, was anticipated by 
Bowdoin TE^s as being the turning 
point for the fraternity. Either 
women would be accepted by the 
national or the Bowdoin chapter 
would leave the national and go 

As it turned out, the five Bowdoin 
TDs who attended the conference 
left Chicago secure in the knowledge 
that their fraternity would not have 
to break away from national 

Fraternity president Bud Brown 
'93, former president Scott Phinney 
'91, House Treasurer Craig Eaton 
'91, House Corporation President 
Jeff O'Sullivan and Vova 
Kitaygorodsky '93 and Jon Herbst 
'93 made up the delegation that 
represented the Eta chapter of 
Bowdoin. Browns' expectations 
going in were less than positive. "It 
was difficult to remain optimistic 
about our prospects to receive full 
national recognition for our women 

because of hostilities toward us a nd 
our coeducational proposal at past 

The governing body of the 
National, called the Grand Lodge, 
had decided in the Spring of '90 that 
the ambiguous wording of the 
constitution regarding membership 
stipulations should be resolved. As 
it stood, the constitution was not 
gender specific, but the Grand 
Lodge then voted to interpret it as 
such, officially re-enforcing the 
exclusion of women that had been 
practiced up to that point. The 
Bowdoin ID'S plan was to challenge 
this interpretation when they got to 
the conference. 

At the first business meeting of 
the conference, the question of the 
Grand Lodge's interpretation was 
brought up, and heated discussion 
ensued. Several chapters were 
vehemently opposed to any 
tampering with the constitution and 
the traditions it had created . Others, 
mostly schools in the Northeast, 
supported Bowdoin' s plea to re- 
interprettheconstitution. "It seemed 
like a lot of those schools had their 
own futures in mind," said Vova 
Kitaygorodsky ('93). "I think they 
realized they might have to face the 
same decision we had to somewhere 
cfctovn the line." 

• At the end of the session, a vote 
was taken and a re-interpretation of 
the constitution to admit women 
was decided by a close margin. 

Gayle Pemberton transfers to Princeton University 

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Bowdoin TEKs expected such an 
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and many other charges found it a 
little hard to fathom the new 
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The Bowdoin TDs' expectation 
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'89-'90 pledgeclass and the women 
actives. Bowdoin TD alumni, Grand 
Lodge members, and members from 
the other TDs will be in attendance 
for the official initiation of the first 
women nationals in the 143 year 
history of Theta Delta Chi. 

The reaction of the women of the 
house was generally the same. 
"There was basically surprise and 
shock when we heard of the 
decision," said Amanda French 
('92). "None of us really expected 
things to change. There has always 
been a slight tension in the house 
because of the coed situation, but 
now that should disappear." Added 
Keri Saltzman ('93) , "It's really 

TD members rejoice as women are 

unbelievable. What's nice about the 
whole thing is the way the guys 
stuck up for us. Everyone feels closer 
within the house now." 

The most important thing about 
the new decision of the national is 
that the Bowdoin chapter is now in 
accordance with the regulations that 
the administration is soon to put 
into affect and that still hang heavily 
over the heads of other Bowdoin 

accepted as full members 

Photo by Chris Strassel 
fraternities. Said former president 
Scott Phinney, "we did what the 
school wanted us to do and we just 
want to put this whole thing behind 
us. We're moving ahead now from 
the decision." It remains to be seen 
how the new status of Theta Delta 
Chi will effect other Bowdoin 
fraternities, ifatall,butit is probably 
safe to say that the new TD will be 
on the minds of a lot of fraternities 
as they face an uncertain future. 

Pemberton leaves Bowdoin 


Orient Contributor 

Gayle Pemberton, lecturer in 
English and director of Minority 
Affairs, has taken a two year leave 
of absence to assume a position as 
Associate Director of African- 
American Studies at Princeton 

Pemberton served in a range of 
positions at Bowdoin. In 1986-87 
she held a vone-year position 
teaching American English 
literature. For the second semester 
of that year she became the Acting 
Director of Afro-American Studies. 
The next year she continued as 
Acting Director of the Afro- 
American Studies program and as 
Visiting Associate Professor of 
English. From Fall 1988 to Spring 

1 990 she served in the newly-created 
Director of Minority Affairs 
position, while continuing as a 
lecturer in English. 

Her departure has caused 
considerable discontent around 

Pemberton proved to be 
extremely popularamong students. 
Shelby Cogdell '91, President of the 
African-American Society, said 
Pemberton divided one class into 
two sections to accomodate 
overwhelming demand. 

"She brought something good, 
interesting, and new to Bowdoin," 
said Cogdell. As an Americanist, 
Pemberton's areas of specialization 
are varied. But Cogdell said that 
Pemberton "complemented her 
knowledge of African-American 
literature with personal experience" 

in order to "present [that] material 
in a way that students could better 
understand." She noted that 
Pemberton's ability benefitted all 
students, not just minorities. 

As one of two African-American 
faculty members last year, 
Pemberton gave support to many 
students. Daniel Lind '91, a former 
student of Pemberton, said in his 
first year he felt "lost" at 
predominantly white Bowdoin. "If 
it wasn't for her, I don't think I 
would have made it through 
successfully," he said. Indeed, the 
transfer and dropout rates among 
students of color have been high at 
institutions such as Bowdoin. 

Pemberton also worked to foster 
cultural diversity and awareness 
while at Bowdoin. She was 
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An old department has a new 
name and a new face this year. Faith 
Perry '86 has been named acting 
director of the Office of 
Multicultural Affairs, formerly the 
Office of Minority Affairs. 

After working as a Bowdoin 
Admissions Counselor from 1986- 
88, Perry earned a master's degree 
in A frican- American Studies at Yale 

The position , now in its third 
year, is "still in the process of being 
defined," Perry said. It was held in 
its first two years by Gayle 
Pemberton. Perry feels that much 
more can be done. "Gayle had 
teaching responsibilities. She did a 

lot, but she didn't have as much 
time to devote to the office." 

Perry hopes to "get to know 
students, find out what they're 
doing, and what they hope to do" so 
that she can be of help. Though she 
will primarily be working with 
students of diverse cultural 
backgrounds, she is open to "anyone 
who's interested in working toward 
the goal of increased cultural 
awareness and acceptance." 

Perry mentioned some of the 
projects which she is working on 
currently. She is establishing 
contacts with other campuses to 
coordinate events and to "establish 
a bigger base to work with." 

She is also working with the 
Bowdoin College African-American 
Alumni Council to establish a 

resource network for students. She 
feels that alumni can serve as 
"unofficial mentors" for students of 

Perry also said that she is 
researching the historical experience 
of people of color at Bowdoin in 
order to better understand the 
present situation. 

More generally, Perry said that 
she is working with virtually every 
constituency, such as the 
Admissions Office, Office of Career 
Services, and the Dean of Students' 
office, in order to facilitate inter- 
office coordination, to improve 
services and to upgrade the overall 
environment for ethnic minorities 
at Bowdoin. 

Pemberton leaves Bowoin 

(Continued from page 4) 

instrumental in planning the 
African-American Society's 
yearlong 20th anniversary 
celebration of 1988-89. As Director 
of Afro-American Studies she 
coordinated a multidisciplinary, 
team-taught course. 

Shealso added African-American 
literature to the core of the Afro- 
American Studies major. And she 
authored a monograph entitled On 
Teaching the Minority Student, 
which, according to current Director 
of Afro-American Studies, 
Randolph Stakeman, was very well 
received both at Bowdoin and 
throughout the academic 

This isn't the first time Pemberton 
has considered leaving. After her 
secona year at bowdoin, there was 
no position for her in English, her 
field of -expertise. A student 
campaign was launched to keep her 
at Bowdoin, and a petition was 
submitted to the administration. 

The next year she taught English 
and assumed the new position of 
Director of Minority Affairs. Dean 
of Faculty Alfred Fuchs said that 
the position was not created 
expressly for Pemberton, but that 
there was a recognition of both the 
need for the position and of 
Pemberton's value to the college. 
Pemberton has insisted throughout 
that she continue to teach. 

Stakeman said that in addition to 
student support, the success of her 
monograph and a "recognition of 
Gayle's abilities and of the college's 
needs," may have contributed to 

her staying. 

This year, however, she decided 
to take leave of Bowdoin for 
Princeton. In an interview with 
Mvelase Mahlaka '91, Pemberton 
said that she was attracted by what 
she described as a "thriving black 
intellectual community." At 
Princeton, she will be working 
alongside such prominent scholars 
as Toni Morrison, Nell Painter, 
Albert Raboteau, Arnold 
Rampersad, and Cornell West. 

Joseph Litvak, chairperson of the 
department of English, stressed the 
fact that she has not resigned from 
Bowdoin, but only taken a leave of 
absence. "We hope and expect her 
to return," he said. 

Pemberton said in a phone 
interview that Princeton gave her 
an opportunity that she could not 
forego. This is analogous to being 
asked to be a part of the Harlem 
Renaissance," she said. "I would 
have been insane not to come here." 
She said that there is a real feeling at 
Princeton of being at the vanguard 
of African-American scholarship. 

Fuchs expressed hope that 
Pemberton would come back. But 
he acknowledged the strength of 
the Princeton program. He said that 
it is normal for a professor to move 
among colleges to explore settings 
which are most conducive to his or 
her agenda. 

Pemberton said that there are 
things about Bowdoin which she 
enjoys. She likes the liberal arts 
atmosphere, the nature of teaching, 
and the communities which form in 
these settings. But she said in light 

of the lack of fellow African- 
American scholars, it was "hard to 
grow intellectually and personally. 
I needed to be renewed." 

If she gets that sense of renewal 
and felt no need to stay, she said 
that there is a good chance she would 
consider returning to Bowdoin. She 
said that she has done most of her 
teaching at liberal arts schools and 
feels a "sense of commitment" to 

There is only one tenured, full- 
time African-American professorat 
Bowdoin, and the numbers for other 
ethnicities are also low. Stakeman 
said that the significance of 
Pemberton's departure is greater 
because of this imbalance. If there 
were a "critical mass" of professors 
of color, then the departure of an 
individual would not be a crisis. 

Stakeman expounded on the 
importance of cultural diversity 
among the faculty "for all students" 
. He said it is important that minority 
students have role models, and it is 
important for whites to see that 
"there are black intellectuals." "All 
students need to hear minority 
perspectives," Stakeman said. He 
added that the faculty must also 
hear minority viewpoints. The lack 
of diversity, hesaid, "hurtseveryone 
in a multiplicity of ways." 

He said that this situation "is not 
sudden." In the last ten years, 
despite a sharp increase in the size 
of the faculty, "there has not been 
one black appointed to a tenure track 

There has not been authorization 
for a tenure track position for 

African-American literature, one of 
Pemberton's areas of concentration. 
Litvak said that he wrote to Fuchs in 
February requesting such a position, 
but that it did not materialize, partly 
due to budgetary limitations. 

Fuchs said that a position can only 
be created after careful 
consideration. There is a large 
deficit, and there are competing 
demands for college resources. "You 
can't simply create positions," he 
said. Fuchs speculated that with a 
new president, there may be a new 

Litvak said that in May he went 
directly to former President 
Greason, before his knowledge of 
Pemberton's leave of absence, to 
"restate the need for a full-time 
tenure track position in African- 
American English." He said that 
Greason said that he would consider 
the possibility. "I never heard from 
him again," he said. 

Litvak said that the English 
Department has tried to offer 
African-American literature 
consistently. From 1978-80, Lois 
Lyles taught African-American 
literature courses. In 1982 Eugenia 
de la Mott, who is not African- 
American, was hired for a tenure 
track postion, but she left in 1987. 
Pemberton taught the subject from 
1986-90, and this year Wendall 
Carter will be teaching. 

Fuchs said that the English 
Department has expanded and 
added tenure track positions in the 
recent past, but that priority was 
given to areas besides African- 
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has been a desire for more minority 
faculty at Bowdoin, there has been 
"no sense of crisis or emergency." 
Bowdoin must "do something out 
of the ordinary" to recruit people of 

According toCogdell, "Bowdoin 
doesn't recognize the value of 
diverse faculty. When you have 
someone's a shame to lose 

Fuchs said the college does not 
have a good record, 'T?ut it's not 
from lack of effort." He expressed 
frustration at the relatively low 
number of minorities in applicant 
pools for faculty positions. He said 
that there are relatively few people 
of color holding and studying for 
doctoral degrees and that the 
competition among colleges for 
those scholars is substantial. 

Among Bowdoin's efforts at 
recruitment, Fuchs cited the 
college's participation in a multi- 
college minority consortium, which 
invites doctoral candidates to teach 
while they complete their 

Fuchs acknowledged the need to 
use more innovative recruitment 
methods. But he said new ideas are 
not being formulated. The deans of 
all colleges like Bowdoin are 
frustrated, he said. 

Pemberton acknowledged 
Bowdoin's difficulty. She said that 
it is impossible for a college of this 
size to compete for scholars with 
schools like Princeton. Yet she said 
that improvements could be made 
in Afro-American Studies, which is 
under review this year. 

The commitment, she said, while 
not as dismal as many students see 
it, is nonetheless in need of 
rejuvenation. With the changing of 
the guard, she said, this is a "prime 
moment for reaf firmarion." 

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6 Septempter7, 1990 

The Bowdoin Orient 

Presidential Interview 

(Continued from page 3) 

think, is for me to get to know the 
college first of all - to understand 
the programs that are here. There 
are certainthings that could be done. 
In fact they are already being done. 
1 don't mean to suggest that this 
place doesn't have some common 
vision of what the liberal arts are - it 
certainly does - palpably, very 
effectively. But, you know, there 

are some things that can be done 
which 1 1 h i nk are good - for example, 
something which I thought was a 
very good idea was having the 
freshmen read a common book, so 
that when they arrive at their 
seminars, each freshman attended a 
seminar. Some of the seminars were 
very diverse-different cuts, different 
ways at it. One of the things I'm a 
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the freshman seminar, because I 
think that it defines with more 
disparity the. difference between 
high school and college. A good 
seminar is not a freshman therapy, 
and its not remedial writing. Its the 
opportunity to wrestle, saturate, in 
a disciplined fashion, with some 
great issue, whatever it may be. It 
could be a variety of disciplines - 
philosophy, something in English. 
In particular a turn 
in the history of 
whatever it is. But 
the opportunity to 
be an able, young 
mind meeting with 
a professor on a 
topic that professor 
knows very well. 
Not to pack-in 
knowledge, but in 
fact to use at a fresh 
level one's 

faculties. That is a 
kind of unifying 
program that 

declares all a 
refreshment. This is 
what we are, this is 
what Bowdoin is 
and lives. 

There are already 
freshman seminars 
here, as you know. 
And my belief, my 
major question is a 
very pertinent one 
about programs. 
Frequently it is not 
few things - its 
encouraging those 
things that are 
already in place - 
that could be 
stronger or 

whatever. In that 
sense, I'm a 
conservationist. If 
you look carefully 
you find there are 
many things like 

Orient: How do you plan on 
meeting the diversity issue? 

Edwards: Well, I mentioned the 
financial thing. The objective here, 
very bluntly, is to make sure that 
when I stop being president of 
Bowdoin, we pass it on with a 
budget that is in balance, and an 
endowment that is growing, so that 
the next generation can enjoy the 
institution under the same condition 
that we are enjoying now. And, so, 
finances are a very important part 
of my goals. I'm very concerned, 
this is the question you had earlier, 
I deeply believe we must bea diverse 
and interesting community. 
America is different, the world is 
different, and 1 believe we are less 
interesting if we are not diverse. 
There is the opportunity; for we 
need interest in the blacks, 
Hispanics, minorities who are a 
huge asset to the place. 

Orient: What is your first 
impression of Bowdoin? 

Edwards: We have been here for 
a little over two weeks," and you 
form impressions. ..there's 

absolutely no question. And I think 
that this is basically an institution 
which is happy and in good spirits. 
I think there is a fundamental 
decency and niceness - we know 
that very well. But, its impressive to 
walk around the campus and when 
I say good morning, people look me 
in the eye, people aren't going 
around with their head down 
looking in thedistanceor whatever. 
There's a kind of alert directness to 
the place which I thought very 
reassuring, very welcome. 

Orient: What are your opinions 
about the fraternities and the 
changing social atmosphere? 

Edwards: You know, that is an 
area that I'll probably need to get 
more learning in because I'm only 
familiar with one institution's 

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all I have are some broad ideas about 
what social life is supposed to be in 
an institution, and I think it is 
supposed to be relaxation, high 
spirits. But it is also an atmosphere 
that must enable young people to 
grow in freedom and in confidence 
and without fear and feelings of 
compulsion, or that kind of thing. 
Its that freedom about the 
reinforcing character of the social 
atmosphere in young people at an 
important time in their lives, that I 
feel fraternities and other 
organizations, totheextent that they 
can help build that atmosphere, do 
well. People will always form 
groups of affinities, common 
interests. On the other hand, if they 
are exclusive, if groups can be 
destructive and damaging to other 
human beings, then, they must be 
encouraged to be different. I come 
to this with absolutely no prejudices, 
but I do come with an anticipation 
of high standards. What I want to 
do, is let everyone understand that 
I have expectations myself. .and 1 
think we can expect the best of 
fraternities, academic departments, 
and everyone else. 

Orient: Is there anything that you 
would like to tell the students, 
faculty, and the community? 

Edwards: No, just high 
expectations of Bowdoin. I'm 
delighted. This is a genuine honor. 
This is an exceptional place.. .I'm 
looking forward to meeting 
students. 1 don't have yet a real 
sense of what the forums are. I'd 
like for example, to go to lunch with 
the editors of the Orient, I'd be very 
glad to go. I'm interested in meeting 
the Afro-Americans, and various 
other groups, and I hope other 
people invite me to their studv 
breaks, things like that - I'll accept. 
So, getting to know the students is 
something I'd very much like to do. 
I very much like this tradition of 
signing in freshmen. 

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September 7, 1990 7 


Homer etching donated to Bowdoin Museum 


Orient Arts Editor 

The Bowdoin College Museum 
of Art has recently acquired a rare 
etching, "A Voice from the Cliffs," 
by Winslow Homer. During a 
brief ceremony, Donald and 
Susan Zuckert of New 
Hampshire, donated the work in 
tribute to retiring Bowdoin 
President LeRoy Greason and 
Polly Greason in recognition of 
their 38 years of service to the 

Mr. Zuckert graduated from 
Bowdoin in 1956 and is currently 
a member of the college's Board 
of Overseers. "A Voice from the 
Cliffs" is a notable addition to the 
museum's extensive Winsiow 
Homer collection. The etching is 
an important one for several 
reasons. In the mid-1 oWs, Homer 
took up etching for a short period 
of time. The enterprise was an 
artistic success but was 
unrewarding financially. Homer 
mastered the etching medium 
after taking only a few lessons 
and produced a small number of 
impressions of eight different 
subjects. He did no more etching 
after 1889. Therefore, the few 
examples that he did produced 
are treasured because of their 
rarity and exceptional quality. 

"A Voice from the Cliffs," still 
pristine condition and 


measuring 19 by 30 inches, is one 
of Homer's largest etchings. Only 
six impressions of this image were 
printed on parchment and signed 
by the artist in pencil, making 
Bowdoin's version a rare treasure. 
In fact, this particularetching was 
originally given by Winslow 
Homer to his older brother, and it 
has been in the family ever since. 

In 1881 Homer went to England 
whereontheNorthSea he painted 
the fisherfolk and their women. 
The etching, "A Voice from the 
Cliffs," was based on a watercolor 
of the same name which Homer 
painted in 1883, shortly after he 
returned to Prout's Neck. He also 
rendered an oil version of the 
same subject, "Hark the 
Lark,"which is now at the 
Milwaukee Art Museum. 

"A Voice from the Cliffs" is a 
particularly appropriate gift to 
augment Bowdoin's growing 
Winslow Homer Collection. The 
Collection is composed of three 
maingroups,includinga selection 
of Homer's painting, an 
assortment of memorabilia 
pertaining to his career, and a 
comprehensive set of examples 
of his work in the graphic arts. 

"A VoicefromtheCliffs'Ms now 
on view in the Walker Art 
Museum in the Winslow Homer 
Gallery. Museum hours are 
Tuesday to Saturday, 10a.m. to 
5p.m.; Sunday, 2 to 5p.m. 

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Orion 1987, 102 min. 

his stage works while capturing 
all the chilling ritualistic aspects of 
the twisted games his characters 
play. Hailed by critics as one of the 
year's best film, House of Games 
Friday, September 7, Smith may be one f the most disturbing 
auditorium, 7:30 and 10:00 p.m. movies you , n ever seG 

Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright 

David Mamet (The Untouchables) Clp^fh 

makes a brilliant directorial debut Dl ^ uin 

with his tense, psychological 

thriller House of Games. Mamefs USA 192, 139 min. 

wife, talented Lindsay Crouse, 

stars as a successful psychiatrist Saturday, September 8, Smith 

who allows herself to be drawn Auditorium, 7:30 and 10:00 p.m. 

into the violent underworld of one —^ 

of her patients. There she meets an Mystery tour-de-force based on 

alluringconman,playedbyJoseph Anthony Schaffer's play starring 

Mantegna, who introduces her to Laurence Olivier as an eccentric 

the secrets of his con game, writer of dectective novels coercing 

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retains the poetry characteristic of series of well-planned capers. 

returning seniorsand newly arrived 
first year students, opened last 
spring, and has certainly been 
greeted warmly by the Bowdoin 
population. Last weekend when 1 
went down there with some friends, 
I almost felt like I had not even left 
campus: I counted at least seven 
other Bowdoin students in the 
vicinity of my table. 

The First Wok specializes in 
Szechuan, Hunan and Cantonese 
Cuisine. With over one hundred 
dishes to choose from, arranged in 
the categories of beef, pork, moo 
shu, vegetables, lo mein, cho w mcin, 
chicken, and sea food, there is 
something for everyone. There is 
even a section of the menu for health 
conscious people. (These meals are 
steamed rather than fried.) 

If you are legal, I highly 

recommend beginning your meal 
with one of the exotic drinks that 
appear at the front of the menu. 
However, if you are not yet 21, do 
not let yourself beexcluded, because 
these drinks taste just as good 
without the alcohol. Although these 
drinks are not really Chinese, they 
still arc well worth the try. Of course, 
for the purists there is Tsing Tao 
beer, straight from the People's 
Republic of China and 
complimentary tea. 

My friends and I started off with 
an order of steamed vegetable 
dumplings, % % ^ • These 
dumplings can also be served fried 
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people will probably know them 
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Presumed Innocent; 
only guilty of excellence 


Orient Staff 

Watching Harrison Ford cry was 
certainly a surprise. But that is just 
the beginning of surprises 
"Presumed Innocent" has in store. 

"Presumed Innocent" is a 
courtroom drama which follows 
Rusty, played by Harrison Ford, as 
his life falls into chaos when he 
becomes the primary suspect in the 
brutal murder of a beautiful co- 
worker with whom he had been 
having an affair. 

There are many things which 
make "Presumed Innocent" a great 
mystery/ suspense film. In recent 
memory, only "The Jagged Edge" 
dares to push the courtroom drama 
as far as "Presumed Innocent." 

This new movie is certainly a 
roller coaster ride to watch. It is so 
packed and fast moving that one 
dare not get up to buy another 
popcorn for fear of missing a piece 

to the puzzle. This film keeps you 
on your toes as you try to figure out 
who is the killer. I have toadmit that 
the film took me for a loop. 

The use of editing in the film, as 
well as flashbacks, were executed 
with swift rhythmic grace. The very 
abrupt scene changes and quick 
cutting add to the jarring experience 
of watching the film. The time shifts 
from flashback to present were cut 
in a manner which successfully 
conveys the full effect of probing 
deeper and deeper into Rusty's 
mind. For example, the first 
flashback only includes a brief close- 
up of Rusty's lover, while she lies in 
bed looking at him. The next 
flashback of the affair builds on that 
first image. Until we ultimately get 
to see exactly how the affair began. 
This building of tension and 
increasing of images makes for a 
fast paced film that grips one and 

doesn't let go. 

(Continued on page 8) 

8 Septempier 7, 1990 

The Bowdoin Orient 


(Continued from page7) 

Along with the film's excellent 
useof pacing, "Presumed Innocent" 
also was able to achieve a highly 
psychological effect due to its use of 
lighting. For one thing, the lighting 
in all of the courtroom scenes comes 
from above. This angle emphasizes 
the actors' jowls,darkenstheireyes, 
and forms quite a ghoulish effect. 
This is extremely effective with 
Rusty, because since we can not 
always see his eyes, it suggests to us 
that he might not be as trustworthy 
as he seems. This places strong 
doubts in the viewers minds, and 
makes one's judgment of Ford's 
character even more difficult. 

However, lighting is not the only 
visual effect used to create the 
disturbing atmosphere in 
"Presumed Innocent." The locales 
were also perfectly chosen to add to 
the gloomy intensity of the film. For 
example. Ford and Denehey have 
one scene in which they are in a 
glass elevator, which operates 
outside of the building. As the 
with the combined effect of the 
speed, the bars passing by, and 
Denehey getting increasingly angry 
with Ford. Eventually, when 
Denehey' s anger reaches its peak, 
the elevator reaches the basement 
and the screen becomes 
blackened .This scene, along with 
others like the cold stone stairwell 

setting, add to the frantic intensity 
of the film. 

However, "Presumed Innocent" 
would not be what it is if Harrison 
Ford did not have the main role. 
This is a movie which requires a 
really great actor to pull off the main 
character. Ford stands up to the 
challenge and completely succeeds 
in conveying the plethora of 
emotions which hischaracter. Rusty, 
must contend with. This is no simple 
feat, since Ford must simultaneously 
show that on the one hand his 
character Rusty truly wants his wife 
to forgive him, and on the other 
hand, he is still obsessed with the 
woman he presumably 

One thing which should be noted 
is that people who have read the 
book are less enthusiastic about the 
film adaptation of "Presumed 
Innocent" than those who have not, 
myself included. It is a valid point 
to say that most film adaptations of 
books are never as good as the books 
themselves. However, one thing to 
keep in mind is that "Presumed 
Innocent" is a mystery /suspense 
film, and it loses it's thrill if one 
already knows how the film is going 
to conclude. 

So go see "Presumed Innocent" if 
you arelooking foran intense movie 
experience-and if you think you can 
figure out who the murderer is. 


Wednesday, September 12, 1 

Sunday, September 16, 3 p.m. 

Walker Art Building. Gallery 
talk, 'Tiny Faces, Forgotten 
Lives: Miniatures in the 
Bowdoin College Museum of 
Art," William C. Wattcrson, 

associate professor of English. 

Wednesday, September 19, 1 

Sunday, September 23, 3 p.m. 

Walker Art building. Gallery 
talk, "Shining Examples: 
Reflections on the Bowdoin 
Silver Collections," Martha G. 
Fales, honorary curator of silver 
and jewelry, Essex Institute, 
Salem, Massachusetts. 

Tuesday, September 25, 7:30 

Beam Classroom, Visual Arts 
Center Slide lecture, "Edward 
Perry Warren: Collector of Art 
and Conspirator Againt Boston,' 
Martin Green, Harriet Fay 
Professor of Literature, Tufts 
University, and author. The 

Mount Vernon Street Warrens. 
Wednesday, September 26, 

Sunday, September 30, 3 p.m. 

Walker Art Building. Gallery 
talk, "Nineteenth-Century 
American Sculpture: A Social 
Context," Judith Ellen Sobol, 
director, Joan Whitney Payson 
Gallery of Art, Westbrook 
College, Portland. 


Film Series 


A series of six opera videos will be shown at 
Bowdoin College, in Kresge Auditorium, 
Visual Arts Center. All six videos will be 
shown on Sunday evenings, will begin at 7:00 
p.m., are free, and are open to the public. 

Operas included in the series include two 
versions of Mozart's The Magic Flute," 
Verdi's "Don Carlo," Puccini's "La Boheme," 
Weill's "The Threepenny Opera," and 
Stravinsky's "The Rake's Progress." 

The videos are being shown in conduction 
with Musk 135, & course titled "Opera: Love 
Sometimes Conquers All," taught by Assistant 
Professor of Music James W. McCalla. The 
course studies operas from the late eighteenth 
to the mid -twentieth centruries in which love 
plays an important role, both in plot and in 

The dates aret - 

September 9 "The Magic FIute"<Ingmar 

Bergman version) 

September 16 The Magic Flute" 

(Glyndebourne version) 

September 30 "Don Carlo" 

October 28 "La Boheme"(Zeffirelli 


November 11 The Threepenny Opera" 
November 25 The Rake's Progress" 

A series of films on the Holocaust will take 
place at Bowdoin College on Wednesday 
evenings through December 5 at 7:30 p.m. in 
Smith Auditorium, Sills Hall. The films are free 
and open to the public. 

The films are being shown in conduction with 
German 51, a course titled The Literary 
Imagination and the Holocaust," taught by 
George Lincoln Skolfield, Jr. and Professor of 
German Steven R. Cerf. The aim of the course is 
to analyze the literary treatment of the Holocaust, 
a period between 1933 and 1945, during which 11 
million innocent victims were systematically 
murdered by the Nazis. 

The dates are: 
September 5 
September 12 
September 19 
September 26 
October 3 
October 10 
October 1 
October 24 
November 7 
November 14 
November 21 

"Night and Fog" 

The Diary of Anne Frank" 


The White Rose" 





"Playing for Time" 

"The Boat is full" 


"Sophie's Choice" 



(Continued from page 7) 
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The Bowdoin Orient 


Things are looking up for Katie Gradek '91 and the women's tennis 
team. Photo by Chris Strasssel 

New coach leads tennis 

Orient Contributor 

Rosalind Kermode, Bowdoin's 
new women's tennis coach, is 
optimistic about this year's 

Four of last year's top six seeds 
are returning, and the pool of first 
year players seems strong. 

If the team stays healthy and 
has a bit of luck, last year's record 
of 5-6 should be bettered. 

Kermode comes to Bowdoin 
from Amherst, Massachusetts, 
where she served as the assistant 
coach for the men's and women's 
tennis teams at Amherst College. 
This is her first year as a head 

The real strength of this year's 
team should be its depth. Cc- 
captains Heidi Wallenfels and 
Kathryn Loebs are both three-year 
letter winners, and Wallenfels is 
one of the best singles players in 

New England Division III. 

With a good season this year she 
has the potential to be ranked in 
the top fifty players in the nation. 

Sophomores Marti Champion 
and Alison Vargas were bright 
spots on the team last year. 
Champion distinguished herself as 
a fine doubles player, and Vargas 
had a good showing at the New 
Englands in October. 

Junior Nicole Gastonguay had a 
personal record ofl 1 -5 last season, 
the second best winning 
percentage on the team. 

Senior Katie Gradek, a two year 
letter winner, returns to the team 
after a one year hiatus. 

With just a few practices behind 
them the team is still coming 
together and getting acquainted 
with Coach Kermode. 

The team rankings will be 
worked out in next week, and the 
team's first match is at home on 
September 1 4 against Middlebury. 

LaPointe receives 
national lacrosse award 

Recently retired Bowdoin 
Collegemen's lacrosse coach Mort 
LaPointe is the co-recipient of the 
1990 Joseph R. Julien Service 
Award, presented by United States 
Intercollegiate Lacrosse Coaches 
Association (USILCA). The award 
was announced at the USILCA All- 
America awards banquet on 
Saturday, June 9, Baltimore, Md. 

LaPointe, who retired after the 
1990 season, led his teams to a 218- 
76 (.742) record in 21 seasons as 
Bowdoin coach. Hisl990 Polar 
Bear squad finished the season 
with a 15-2 record and won the 
Eastern Collegiate Athletic 
Conference (ECAC) Division III 
New England championship, 
LaPointe's fifth such title. LaPointe 
was 83-24 in 1 1 years at the Lenox 
(Mass.) School, givinghim 301 total 
coaching victories. 

The Joseph R. Julien Service 
award is a national collegiate 

service award which is presented 
annually by the USILCA. LaPointe 
received the award along with 
Tommy Thomsen, head lacrosse 
coach at Denison University in Ohio. 

LaPointe was awarded the 
Neville B. Smith award as New 
England Intercollegiate Lacrosse 
Coach of the Year in 1974. He was 
a pointed an assistant coach for both 
thel975North-Southand 1978 East- 
West senior all-star games. 

In 1974, LaPointe was elected to a 
three-year term on the NCAA 
Lacrosse Rules Committee. He was 
re-elected in 1977 and has served as 
chairman of the six-member 
committee. He is a former president 
of the New England Intercollegiate 
Lacrosse Association. 

A 1955 graduate of Trinity 
College, where he earned a B.S. 
degree, LaPointe received an M.A. 
in Liberal Studies from Wesleyan 
University in 1965. 

Health key to women's soccer success 

Orient Staff 

One of last year's biggest success 
stories, the women's soccer team 
hopes to put together another 
impressive season in 1990. 

The team is currently battling a 
rash of in juries to fivcof the veterans, 
but, when healthy, brings a 
formidable lineup to the field. 

Coach John Cullen expects this 
team to be "more explosive 
offensively, less disciplined 
defensively^' with the turnover of 
players from last year's 10-5-1 team. 

The improved offense comes from 
the return of Christine Neill '91 and 
Didi Salmon '92 to the lineup. 

Neill spent last year studying in 
Scotland, while Salmon missed most 
of the season due to illness. Cullen 
remarked that both had regained 
their form from the previous season. 

Neill and Salmon join juniors 
Tracy Ingram and Krista Myslikand 
sophomores Julie Roy and Jen Cain 
to form a strong front line. 

Midfield may be the deepest 
position on the team, for four 
reasons: Sarah Russell '91, Sara 

Wasinger '92, K.C. Frary '92, and 
Alicia Collins '93. 

Co-captain Russell anchors the 
groupand Cullen is impressed with 
her leadership as one of four seniors 
on the squad. 

Wasinger has started the last two 
years at right midfield, giving the 
team experience and hustle. 

Frary was injured much of last 
season, but played extensively on 
the 1988 team. 

Collins has become one of the 
team's best players in a very short 
time. Cullen cited her as "rapidly 
improving; she is playing very well 
this year." 

Defense has been the biggest 
puzzle for Cullen, with the 
graduation of two starters and an 
injury to Tammy Ruter '93. 

Cullen had pencilled in Ruter as 
the starting sweeper until a stress 
fracture in her foot sidelined her. 
Ruter will probably miss one to three 

Still, the return of veterans Lynn 
Mastre '91, Carol Thomas '93, Beth 
Small '92 and Caitlin Collins '93 
gives the team a solid foundation at 
the position. 

Both of last year's goalies return. 
Co-captain Mel Koza '91 and 
Caroline Blair-Smith '93 combined 
for seven shutouts last season. 
Though Koza is slowed by a leg 
injury, both are playing well. 

In addition, Cullen expects maybe 
as many as four pew faces to have 
an impact on the team. 

But most notable among the new 
faces is an old one. Two-time All- 
America Karen Crehore '90 is the 
team's new assistant coach. 

The first woman coach in the 
team's history, Crehore has the 
advantage of knowing most of the 
players and the Bears' opponents. 
Cullen is excited about Crehore's 

He noted. "This is a great chance 
for Karen to meet the top coaches in 
New England and learn the 
coaching ranks." 

Middlebury comes to town to 
open a tough schedule for the Bears 
on Friday, Sept. 14 at 3pm. 

Cullen is cautiously optimistic 
despite the tough schedule, but 
adds, "More than anything else, we 
need our health to be successful." 

Mixture of veterans and newcomers 
strengthen field hockey 

Orient Contributor 

Strengthened by someof the most 
promising first-year students this 
team has seen in recent years, the 
Women's field hockey team is ready 
to tackle another season under the 
direction of Coach Sally LaPointe 
and Assistant Coach Audrey 

Leading this year's starting lineup 
iscaptain Nancy Beverage '91 whose 
many honors include three varsity 
letters, two-time All State, and 
Regional All American. She will be 
counted on to provide scoring in 
the upcoming season. 

Beverage will be backed by two- 
time All State goalie Lynn Warner 
'91 in her fourth varsity season. 

Sara Clodfelter '91 will also be 
relied upon for scoring as she enters 
her third year as a varsity player. 

Displaying strength as a 
centerback in her second varsity 
season, Jessica Storey '91 will be in 
the starting lineup as well. 

The final returning varsity 
member is two-time letterwinner 
Sara Beard 92 who will be helping 
out the defense in her position as 

There are fourteen first-year 
students going out for the team. 
Four members of the class of '94 will 

most likely be in the starting lineup. 

Though four of the team's 
stronger players are studying 
abroad, Coach LaPointe is very 
excited about this year's group and 
believes that they can match or 
improve upon their 1989 record of 

In tense practices bega n on August 
30 to insure that the team would be 
prepared for next weekend when it 
starts the season against Trinity on 
September 1 5th and Amherst on the 

Last year's team beat Trinity 3-1, 
and LaPointe hopes to repeat this 
performance in front of a large 
Bowdoin crowd here next Saturday. 

Rebecca Smith "94 swings into action in a recent field hockey practice. Photo Chris Strassel. 

14 Septempter 7, 1990 

The Bowdoin Orient 


Returning players spark men's soccer 

Senior midfielder Steve Pokomy prepares for the opening match of the season which will be against the 
University of New England on September 14. Photo by Chris Strassel. 

Sailors optimistic about future 

Orient Sports Editor 

"We have high hopes," said co- 
captain Tally Blumbcrg '91 about 
the fortunes of the 1990 Bowdoin 
sailing team. 

Led by second year coach Manny 
Sargent, a solid nuclcusof returning 
lctterwinncrs will try to improveon 
last year's results. 

CoachSargent hasbroughtagreat 
deal of sailing knowledge and boat 
maintenance experience to the 
squad, as well as a consistency that 
was lacking before his arrival. 

Co-captains Blumbcrg and Phil 

Gordon '92 will lead the team 
through a ten regatta schedule that 
features very tough competition. 

Two-time letterwinncrs Mike 
Libonati and Charles Strout, both 
seniors, will contribute needed 
experience, as will classmate Keith 
Nicolai, who is heading up the big 
boat division. 

The returning juniors sailing this 
fall arejonathan Briggs and Duncan 

Charlotte Thcbaud and Heather 
Nelson will return as a team for 
their second season. According to 
Blumberg/'they did really, really 
well last year," and they have a 

promising season ahead of them. 

The future of the sailing program 
is also looking promising, as the 
squad has "a lot of interested first- 
year students,"said 
Blumberg/'They're really 

The new boats which are toarrive 
in time for the 1991 season are 
another big reason why the team is 
already thinking about next year. 

There is optimism for this year's 
sailing team as they will get 
underway at the Bag-A-Deuce 
Regatta at Maine Maritime 
Academy this weekend. 

Orient Asst. Sports Editor 

For the past two weeks, the men's 
soccer team has been working 
diligently, honing their skills for the 
upcoming season, and from all 
indications they have been doing a 
stellar job. 

Coach Tim Gilbride said he was 
"very pleased" with the ttyouts so 
far. 'The players returned in great 
physical shape, and have been 
working extremely hard," said 

When asked if there were any 
promising first-year players to 
watch for, Gilbride replied with a 
smile that he would rather discuss 
the "older guys" for now. As of 
mid-week, the final cuts for varsity 
had not been made, and the younger 
players still had a chance to 
distinguish themselves in 

As for the "older guys", many of 
them are no longer here. The team 
lost twelve seniors to graduation, 
which has created some openings. 
The Bears are facing a perplexing 
situation in the goal, as none of the 
three keepers vying for the spot has 
any varsity experience. The 
candidates are Andre Dc Lasa '92, 
Andy Wheeler '93, and Jason 
Wilhclmsen '94. 

While the goalkeeping situation 
is unresolved as of yet, one thing 
Gilbride knows for sure is that co- 
captains Amin Khadduri '91 and 
Bill Lange '91 are more than ready 
to provide the team with the type of 
senior leadership it needs. 

"Amin has looked great so far", 
said Gilbride. "He has been and 
will continue to be one of the top 
defenders in New England." 

As for Lange, Gilbride said the 
midfielder really came into his own 
half-way through last season, and is 
looking strong. 

Another returning veteran who 
is sure to drive opposing defenses 
crazy is Lance Conrad '91. The 
specdyforward is "very dangerous" 
according to Gilbride, and is 
expected to have a big year. 

Two sophomores to watch closely 
are midfielder Greg Lennox and 
defenseman Peter Van Dyke. 

"Greg has a good shot and docs 
nice things with the ball, while Peter 
is a quick, solid player who passes 
very well." 

"The players 

returned in great 
physical shape, and 
have been working 
extremely hard. " 

The Bears will open the season by 
hosting the University of New 
England on September 14, and 
Gilbride says the opposition will be 
"up for the game." 

Bowdoin will get a chance to work 
together as a cohesive team, in what 
Gilbride sees as an important test 
for his players. 

Despite the loss of the twelve 
seniors, Gilbride is very optimistic 
that his sixth year of coaching will 
be a winning one. 

Said Gilbride, 'The foundation of 
this year's team will be a nucleus of 
returning players that started or 
played a lot last year." 

It is this nucleus that promises to 
giveusa very exciting soccer sea son. 




(I Day) 


The Bowdoin Orient 

September 7, 1990 15 


(Continues from page 3) 

Lewallen says these incidents are 
similar to those of previous years 
and that they are generally the result 
of "inexperienced drinkers having 
too much at the first part [of the 
school year]." 

Lewallen explained that although 
the week's problems were not 
limited to new students, he was 
concerned about the immediate 
involvement upon arrival of first- 
year students in fraternity and 
apartment parties where alcohol is 
served. "Fraternities are having 

*house parties' that turn out to be 
open parties. New students are 
finding a rich source of alcohol at 
the apartments and fraternities." 

Lewallen noted that the tendency 
of upperclassmen to arrive at the 
beginning of Orientation week has 
contributed to the problem. "Older 
students are returning earlier to 
party longer. As a result, newer 
students are less equipped to 
establish boundaries. Of course, our 
older students aren't helping them, 

Lewallen emphasized that the 

administration "will be exploring 
ways to correct this [Orientation] 
situation," and outlined his view of 
the fssue. "As dean, I am concerned 
about how we introduce new 
students into our community. At 
one level, we show students 
intelligent, cerebral ways of 
confronting problems throughout 
the day and evening. Then 
fraternities and apartments show 
students how to behave 
irresponsibly and dangerously. That 
is a contradiction of our orientation 

A safety tip from Security 

Bowdoin College Safety and 
Security wishes to alert community 
residents to several incidents which 
occurred during Orientation and 
the first weekof classes. There have 
been several cases of theft, 
including the taking of cash from 
an unlocked room (Zete), a tape 
player from another unlocked 
room (Chi Psi), and a license plate 
from a car parked in the Coffin 
Street Lot. 

In addition,, five bicycles have 
been stolen from campus, one of 

which has been recovered. All 
bicycles stolen were not locked. 

A rash of bicycles theft is underway 
throughout Brunswick. 

Attempted entries during the 
night have been reported in both 
Coles Tower and Baxter House. 

Safety and Security Director 
Michael Pander asked for 
assistance from the community in 
the form of locking bicycles and 
unoccupied rooms and by calling 
Security immediately when 
suspicious persons are seen. 

Trubeau named first year student advisor 


Orient News Editor 

The Bowdoin Administration 
named a new First Year Student 
Advisor, Barbara Trudeau. In the 
past, the job was given to a person 
from the graduating class for a year. 
Starting this year, however, the 
administration is making it a 
permanent position. Trudeau has 
been appointed for one year, but 
her commission can be extended to 
a permanent position, this to be 

decided by the administration at a 
later date. 

Trudeau became familiar with 
Bowdoin through her husband, who 
is the Director of Payroll. She said 
her decision to come to Bowdoin 
was influenced by the students and 
the academic atmosphere. 

Trudeau is not a newcomer to 
student advising. She brings her 
experiences from University of 
Massachusetts at Amherst. She was 
involved with SAREO, a student 
administration and research group. 

She was also involved with other 
student-oriented administrative 
organizations. Prior to Bowdoin, she 
worked, with the Childrens' 
Hospital in Boston. 

Trudeau is enthusiastic about 
working with the new class. She has 
initiated several new programs, 
including the Meet Your Freshmen 
Advisor program, which proved to 
be very successful. She has been 
given a great deal of freedom to try 
programs meant to help new 
students find direction at Bowdoin. 

Eating disorders effect one out 
of every five college-aged women. 
If you suspect that you or someone 
you care about may have an eating 
disorder, call the Bowdoin College 
Counseling Service at ext. 31 45 and 

set up a time to talk with counselor 
Mary McCann. Find out about 
individual and group counseling 
as well as the formation of student- 
based outreach programs. Let's do 
something about this problem! 

Two join the Counseling Center's staff 


Orient Editor in Chief 

With last summer's vacated 
positions in the Counseling Center, 
two new members will be joining 
the staff this year. 

Betty Thompson of Wichita will 
be replacing Kathi Brown as the 
minority counselor. 

The position, said Dean of the 
College Jane Jervis, has two parts: 
one is to be a counselor to the 
students, addressing the particular 



Quite a bit - now that you ask! 

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BULL MOOSE RECORDS to join us in the Tontine and 
sent all of our rock recordings "down the hall" to his 
excellent shop. With Spectrum Music also in the Tontine, it's 
become the place to go for music and musicians. 

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tapes, and we're even starting to stock a few of the 
wonderful new LAZER Video Discs, too. Stop in soon and let us 
show you. 

Item Three: We're going back into books-on-tape with 
some sixty titles in stock and more to be added -as sales and 
rentals pick up. You'll want a couple for your next trip 
Item Four: We're now carrying a sizeable selection of 
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items in classical, jazz. folk, show and spoken recordings . . . 
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Item Five: We're starting to handle Music Systems again - 
mostly Pioneer - on a limited basis. (But we're also 
recommending Agren Appliance for a broader selection 
and New England Music for more sophisticated gear - as 
before ) Come see us when you're ready to add CD or tape 
or a whole new outfit. 

NOT AT ALL NEW is our great desire to special-order 
practically anything you want in music ... on CD. cassette, 
video tape or disc, and (yes), even LP! 
W« try to k»ep things Interesting tor you. Sarah, Leila, 
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All the best. 

needs of students of color, and the 
other is to be an advocate within the 

It is important that the person in 
this position help students of color 
through the difficulties of adjusting 
to the predominantly white-male 
institution, and at the same time 
help the institution better meet the 
needs of students of color, she said . 

Although Thompson will not be 
on campus until the first of October, 
Acting Director of the Counseling 
Services Robert Vilas said, 
"Diversity is not a one-person issue 
as far as this counseling center is 

"One thing we're real conscious 
of as we start this year is the need for 
some healing to take place," he 

added, referring to student anger at 
the dismissal of former minority 
counselor Kathi Brown. 

Vilas said' student opinion was 
very important in the search for that 
position. "I think [Thompson's] a 
person the students are going to 
have a hard time not liking," he 

In Wichita, Thompson worked as 
program coordinator of the Health 
Careers Opportunity Program. In 
that role she worked to recruit and 
retain students of color and 
economically disadvantaged 
students into allied health 

She has also served as president 
of the Kansas Association of 
Multicultural Education and 

Development, as a counselor for the 
Kansas State Department of 
Education, and as a lecturer in the 
minority studies department at 
Wichita State University. 

Also joing the center's staff is Kari 
Wagner of Portland. Wagner came 
from a position as acting director of 
tenant support services for the 
Portland West Neighborhood 
Planning Council. 

Vilas will serve as acting director 
of the Bowdoin Counseling Center, 
as this summer's search was 
suspended because of a narrowfield 
of applicants. 

"I'm optimistic about this," he 
said. "The campus is hopping right 


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Well he's here. 
The one we've all heard 
about, the one we've all 
waited for. 
You might have thought he was a 


A friend says goodbye 

institutions on issues such as diversity — 
and direly in need of revitalization. 
If the reality is half as good as the 

myth, Bowdoin Will be a much improved the Moulton Union in August. 

institution, with such differences as an Hovv ever, my husband has been 
increased recruitment of a diverse 

To the Editor, 

When I left in May, I thought I 
would be returning to my desk at 

transferred to Montana and we are 
moving there. 

I'm sorry that I wasn't able to say 
"goodbye" to all the people who 

were so nice to me in my three years 
at the Information Desk and want 
you to know that I will miss you 
very much! Bowdoin is a special 
place and it was a privilege to be 
part of it. 

Best Wishes, 
Lorrie MacKenzie 

Students weren 9 t asked 

messiah, the way people stop and stare 

when he walks by and talk when he's safely faculty and student body, a well-run 

out of view about the changes he'll soon budget and honest communication 

make. The talks are about the future between the administration, faculty and 

Bowdoin — under the leadership of Robert the student body. 

Edwards. On the other side, the downfall of the 

Maybe it was the secrecy of last year's mysticism surrounding Edwards' To the Editors: 

presidential search that transformed him arrival could very well be a the As f amembcrofafratcrnit y ,since 

into a mythical figure in the mind of the disappointment. With so many different concerned Bcn^om student, I have 

average Bowdoin community member. groups to please, it is likely some will be closely followed the progression of 

Or perhaps it was his experience in the let down. Bowdoin's social scene from one of 

-. . i tl- l- i-i-i- near madness to a carefully 

international arena. In his convocation speech he has coor dinated ,thou g hfiawed ,system 

Possibly it was all those adjectives — already displayed the generality so of regulating parties. My 

open, enthusiastic, distinguished — that important to the politics of college involvementinthisre S ardhasbeen 

were excitedly spread around campus by presidency. We must accept the reality kJI^^SS^L^Z 

the few who met him before the year started, that he is bound by the limitations of a member of Bowdoin's increasingly 

In many ways Bowdoin needs a mythical position that prevents him from being le g itimate inter-Fraternity Council 

figure like him. the champion of any one cause. [E? ? u ™ g m / EF" ° n f* 

° r j IhC, 1 helped fashion rules 

One Who can offer hope to a Student and He cannot be everyone's messiah and governing fraternity parties, rules Bowdoin's students and is merely a 

faculty community frustrated by an to expect as much is to set oneself up for that, by most accounts, grow more puppet ofthose who would abolish 

administration which did not always disappointment. ^nwe^ffyh^^eadipM^ 

. , ,. , : ,»„ , , week. Indeed, the IFC, under Bob 

communicate the reasoning behind its What we can and should expect is Stuart's guidance, has spent the past 

decisions. (Remember the uproar caused president who, in his own words, will two y cars perfecting this system, 

by the recent 12 percent tuition increase, not "be swept along by a crowd," Now - °° b Stuart ** us tnat a 

y r r o j i group of alumni with his support, 

and by the chaotic Science Center ground- whether the crowd be alumni, faculty or have created a new system wherein 

breaking.) students. And a president who will set a" ticketed parties will be abolished. 

And one who can inject energy into an the tone for a more communicative us '. wltnout an y student 

... . ,-,.,,, participation at all in the decision, 

administration, one which will embrace two years of work go down the 

keep ( track of fraternity 
expenditures? Would houses be 
required to report all of their 
expenses to the college? Will 
Bowdoin security double as 
subsidiary of the IRS? And what if 
myself, along with some of Stuart's 
relatives, sat around a table and, 
without consulting him, decided 
that, for his own good, he was 
forbidden to spend any of his 
earnings on toilet paper? Imagine 
his outcry. 

Stuart's activities as advisor to 
fraternities suggest to me that he 
really has no interest at all in serving 

institution that many believe to be 
stagnant — 10 years behind similiar 

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drain. This raises the intriguing 
question of what Stuart is doing 
and why, if this was his intention all 
along, he didn't simply inform the 
IFC of this goal two years ago. Was 
the gradually more stringent 
regulation of parties merely an 
underhanded lead-us to this latest 

Another suggestion backed by 
Stuart is that fraternity dues should 
not be used for the purchase of 
alcohol. Is this merely another one 
of Stuart's ridiculous ideas that, like 
so many others, will go the way of 
the poagie? After all, who would 

the school's fraternities altogether. 
Indeed, with each new word spoken, 
Stuart reminds me further of that 
chronic fibber Pinocchio, also a 
puppet, whose nose grew longer 
with every lie he spoke. Will Bob 
Stuart consent to routine profile 

In my opinion, Stuart's entire 
notion of Bowdoin's fraternities 
needs to be questioned. Not only is 
his approach to the students on the 
IFC oscillating and mercurial, but 
also Stuart seems to have assigned a 
role for fraternities in thecommunity 
disproportional with the role he 
would have them play here at 
Bowdoin. No doubt fraternities 
should play a positive role in the 
local community but it should be 
one consistent with the limited 
facilities available to these 
institutions. To this extent 
fraternities do a good' job, but 
certainly can do better. 


Jonathan Garnder '92 

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September 7, 1990 *17 

The Bowdoin Orient 


The Iraq delimma: Is the U.S. doing the right thing? 

□ Presence of our country in the Middle East needs 
to be diminished 


Orient Contributors 

Imperialism and consumerism. These two 
words summarize the underlying motives 
behind a massive United States military build 
up in Saudi Arabia. Imperialism because the 
United States once again views itself as the 
police officer for the world, and has avoided 
potentially meaningful dialogue in order to 
legitimize its military presence in a post cold 
war era. Consumerism because past energy 
crises have failed to impress upon this nation 
the need 'for both conservation and safe, 
efficient alternative energy sources. If we 
continue to follow our present course of action 
the United States will find itself in a costly, 
deadly, wholly unnecessary war. 

By imperialism we mean to say that the 
United States is using its military might to 
foist its political and economic policies on the 
people of the Middle East. It is, in fact, cultural 
imperialism. In addition, with the perceived 
threat of Communism diminishing quickly, 
the situation in the Gulf affords the United 
States the opportunity to rationalize its 
massive military expenditures under the 
pretense of protecting other states in the area 
from Iraqi aggression. In truth, the United 
States presence in Saudi Arabia has nothing 
to do with the protection of human lives. 
Until the invasion, the US not only ignored 
Saddam Hussein's acts of oppression against 
hisown people, butcontinued to tradeopenly 
with the Iraqi government and to supply 
military aid to Iraq in its war against Iran. 
Why then has our reaction to Iraq's invasion 
of Kuwait been so strong? Because on this 
occasion, American interests are threatened. 

Let's be frank, neither Kuwait nor Saudi 
Arabia are paragons of human liberty. For 
example, out of 1 .9 million Kuwait residents, 
only 750,000 have citizenship rights, and only 
60,000 males are allowed to vote. Even so, the 
national assembly had been suspended by 
the ruling family for four years prior to the 
invasion, thus nullifying any citizen 
participation.The Saudi Arabian ruling family 
has never allowed a parliament. The United 
States cannot even pretend to be supporting 
Democracy in the region by aiding these 
outdated, exclusionary monarchies. Instead, 
the truth is that we support these countries 
b ecau se of the oil concessions they have made 
to us, and the support they have given us in 
various military ventures (including the 
Contra Account set up by the Reagan 
Administration). Thus, it is geopolitical 
consideration'; either than international justice 
that form the oasis of United States foreign 
policy. Is there any difference between the 
motives underlying Saddam Hussein's 
illegitimatetakeover of Kuwait and the United 
States' invasion of Panama? In fact, there is 

none. In the final analysis, both are attempts 
to extend one country's influence over 

The United States, which comprises a scant 
five percent of the world's population, 
consumes over one-third of the world's oil. It 
is this dependence that has necessitated, to a 
great degree, the United States action in the 
Middle East. Ours is a fossil fuel based 
economy, and as such the United States is 
susceptible and is forced to respond to crises 
that threaten the oil flow. Our action, both in 
the past and the present energy crises have 
been short term solutions to what is definitely 
a long term problem . The oil shortages of 1 973 
and 1979 are testimony to the fact that neither 
the United States government nor American 
consumers have the foresight necessary to 
arrive at a viable and sustainable energy 
economy. Instead of encouraging 
conservation in the wake of passing energy 
crises, the government has continued to 
subsidize oil sales, effectively encouraging 
overconsumption. In the meantime, it has 
done little to pursue alternative energy 
sources, with the exception of nuclear energy, 
which we know to be an unsafe and expensive 
alternative. As a result, we are victims of the 
wills and political designs of tyrant? such as 
Saddam Hussein. 

We are not suggesting that the United States 
should take no part in rectifying the present 
situation. However, it should not be, for all 
intents and purposes, the sole presence in the 
region. We believe that the United States' 
presence should be diminished and replaced 
with a truly multinational force, for two 
reasons. Firstly, the economic embargo now 
in place will almost certainly result in the 
crippling of the Iraqi economy, and lead to 
the restoration of Kuwait's national 
sovereignty. Next, as the present situation 
has truly global ramifications, the solution 
should also be addressed globally. 

Furthermore, we feel that our requirements 
for a peaceful solution need to be addressed 
to Hussein in a morelucid and direct manner, 
specifically outlining plans for troop 
withdrawal and reinstatement of Kuwait's 
sovereignty. Just as important, the United 
States government should provide more 
funding to research and development of 
alternative energy sources, as well as lowering 
oil subsidies and pressing automobile 
manufacturers to increase fuel efficiency. By 
following these steps, the United States will 
be encouraging conservation and reducing 
dependence on foreign oil, thus lessening the 
likelihood of conflicts such as these in the 

J.P. Devine is a junior, and Keith Nokes is a 
sophomore. Both are members of Delta Sigma. 

OHuessein faces a very intentional, a clear 
opponent of unparalleled strength 


Orient Contributors 

As a new weekly addition to the Orient this 
year, campus commentators Bill Hutfilz and 
John Nicholson attempt to focus thought on 
the issues that affect our lives and times. We 
welcome all comments and criticisms. 

This week's topic : American Involvement in the 
Iraq Crisis. 

Bill: I lost the flip of the coin, so I'll launch 

right in. Despite the bipartisan support for 

American actions (to a large degree) at this 

stage in the gulf, I propose that the United 

States has acted entirely too rashly in dealing 

with a potentially injurious situation, both for 

the United States and forthe rest of the known 


John: That's right Bill you did lose the flip, 
and unfortunately on this issue I think most 
of the known universe disagrees with you. 
The expedience with which President Bush 
consented to the Saudi call for military help 
accomplished two major objectives. First, Iraqi 
troops have stopped at the Saudi frontier, and 
are moving from offensive to defensive 
positions. Second, Bush has given Hussein a 
black and white choice. Far fewer unknowns 
now exist. Hussein faces a very intentional, 
clear opponent of unparalleled strength. He 
no longer must guess what theextent of world 
reaction to his moves will be - our words of 
warning have been backed with action. 

Bill: Interesting, but drivel. First, the 
"expedience" you refer to denied the Arab 
nations any chance to defuse the crisis, not to 
speak of the potential for U. N. action; two 
days is hardly ample time to cool the tensions 
which have been accumulated since Kuwait's 
nationhood, which has lasted the better part 
of this century. Second, while I must admit 
that a war hawk would see untold merits in 
military success, military commitment at this 
time has tremendous faults: a) it provides the 
ha wksacha nee to finally get into Saudi Arabia, 
a location they will not be quick to depart 
from; b) thecommitment brings theanimosity 
of a number of Arab nations toward the United 
States toa fever pitch; and c) the commitment's 
final irony, which is that, in President Bush's 
own words, we are going in thereto show that 
might does not make right. In other words, 
we are using might to make right to show that 
might does not make right. Thisdoubletalkis 
insulting to the American intelligence. 
John: That's right Bill, this entire Iraqi thing is 
the concoction of some repressed Dr. 

"That's right Bill, this entire 
Iraqui thing is the concoction 
of some repressed Dr. 
Stangelove locked in the 
Pentagon to insure U.S. troop 
presence in the Gulf." 

John Nicholson 

Strangelove locked in the Pentagon to insure 
U.S. troop presence in the Gulf. Arab and 
International condemnation of Iraq has been 
almost unanimous. The anti-American fever 
emanating from Arab quarters are those fringe 
nations and people, such as Libya and radical 
factions of the PLO, who have much to gain 
from Iraq's unsettling currents. Moreover, 
yourshrewd play on wordscompletely misses 
the fundamental issue at hand. To compare 
Iraq's unprovoked military invasion of a 
helpless Kuwait with American actions is 
preposterous. The might which we are 
employing throughout the Gulf is of an 
entirely different character, of an entirely 
different motive; than that sent by a tyrant to 
enslave a sovereign nation without 
provocation. In fact, we are using our forces 
in their ideal role. Our forces area deterrent to 
prevent further bloodshed - to provide 
Hussein with a no win situation. 

Bill: Suppose I were to suggest that we are "in 

fact" not using our forces as a deterrent, but 
instead as protection of a less lofty goal? 
Perhaps our engagement is not based on the 
idyllic fundamentals of self-determination 
and human rights (although the powers that 
be would have us think so), but on the 
shameful fundamentals of another aspect of 
the "American way of life", that of shamelessly 
unadulterated consumption of consumer 
goods, i.e. we just want to drive around our 
big, fat Cadillacs. John? ' 

John:That'sanawful lot of shame, Bill. Besides 
I'm doing my part - 1 don't drive a car. Can the 
same be said of you? I think not. 

Bill Hutfliz and John Nicholson are both seniors 
and members of Chi Psi. 

Nostaglia for the present, drawing from an Alaskan experience 

Orient Staff 

I remember when I used to visit my cousin 
at the dock in Cordova, Alaska one summer, 
at midnight in the half light of the impending 
sunset and with the fine mists spinning in the 
a ir around the streetlamps. We used to visit a 
very tame sea otter which hauled out of the 
water and groomed itself on the landing. That 
was a spooky and haunting time for me; but 
it was also a wonderful time — and those 
feelings were compounded by the fact that as 
I stood there in the mist and talked, I began to 

feel nostalgic for where I was. 

Understanding this feeling was as difficult 
as describing it: what I knew was that beyond 
the reality of the present (which was not 
really a happy time) I could see clearly that I 
would look back on Cordova with fondness 
and perhaps longing. But it was an utterly 
helpless feeling — the mechanisms for 
capitalizing on such an awareness do not 
exist. I remember that I tried to imagine how 
five years from now in some dusty office I 
might give anything to return to Alaska. When 
I had built up this fantasy to such a degree 
that I was feeling melancholy about my office 

job, I pretended that my wish had come true 
,and I was snapped miraculously back to 
Cordova. The plan was that I would suddenly 
start living life with incredible zest and 
enthusiasm. Unfortunately, it takes a far more 
powerful imagination and a shaky grasp on 
reality to successfully do what I was trying to 

Another method I employed was 
magnification of the present. I theorized that 
if I had a hunch something would be a 
particularly strong memory, I could live that 
part of my life as if it were magnified, and 
then the memories would be even stronger. 

For example, if I went to the store every 
Friday and realized that this would be a very 
strong memory later in life, then maybe I 
should go to the store for five hours on Fridays. 
It would appear that to develop a new 
appreciation for life through nostalgia for the 
present is almost impossible. But there may 
be some benefits: realize that such nostalgia is 
a view of oneself from another perspective. It 
is second sight. With this vision people can at 
least see their position at that one particular 
(Continued on page 18) 

Auden Schendler is a junior, who spent the 
summer of 1989 in Alaska. 

18 September?, 1990 

The Bowdoin Orient 

A philosophical letter to first year students 


Orient Focus Editor 

Just eight days ago, 400 first-year 
students, aged 1 7-19, started college 
That first day was hectic with 
everyone running around trying to 
find their classes and hopefully 
getting into four classes, no small 
feat. As first-year students, while 
you are settling down with your 
course work, making friends, 
visiting fraternities, you may 
wonder what your first year at 
Bowdoin will be like. Some of you 
may be anxious about the reading 
load in college while others are 
curious about fraternities. Anxiety 
and curiosity are extremely 
prevalent in the mind set of first- 
year students. I know because I was 
one last year. 

I suppose most of you chose 
Bowdoin because you like a 

"By putting into practice 
a lot of ideas you believe 
to be right is not 
embarrassing at all." 

Robert MacNeil 

challenge. You like to think 
critically. You want to learn from 
others. You like to study. Whatever 
the reason may be, you are here, 
and there are many challenges that 
lay ahead of you. But that is life, a 
bunch of obstacles one faces. Your 
experience here at Bowdoin will 
hopefully prepare you for these 
moments where you are tested. 

Although I learned extensively 
about political systems, micro and 
macroeconomics and religion last 
year, I was in a period of self- 
revelation and discovery, trying to 
find an identity. Through 
interaction with peers and 
professors, I learned of my 
weaknesses and strengths. I 
discovered that I was too 
individualistic and subsequently 
had no concern for others, but I 
have sought to rectify the situation. 
Now as many of my friends can 
attest to, I love to share my ideas 
and experiences with them. From 
my classes, 1 learned quite harshly 
that my writing was pathetic. I 
have worked and contiuously strive 
to write in a clear and concise style 

One hears that institutions and 
education can help influence and 
shape one's values. Bowdoin has 

done this for me. After reading 
Habits of the Heart in comparative 
politics last fall, I realized that my 
family was not very close because 
we seemed unable to express our 
real emotions and feelings to each 
other. We pretend to be strong, yet 
we are vulnerable, like everyone. 
From this revelation, I have 
discussed this concern with my 
family, and this summer I saw my 
mother cry for the first time in ten 
years. Sarah Hill '92 also influenced 
me greatly regarding the notion that 
a family should be tight and able to 
communicate with one another. 

From this experience, I believe 
that institutions play a significant 
role in influencing values. But it is 
up to the individual to listen to 
others with an open mind in hope 
of recognizing a self revelation 
which either demonstrates a flaw or 
strength in the individual's 
personality. On the other hand, if 
an individual is rigid and firm in his 
or her ways, there is little or no hope 
for change. 

Yesterday, my sociology course 
discussed the fact that culture is 
shared and learned. You learn from 
others while others gain a new 
insight from your communication. 

First Amendment: welcome prez 


Orient Staff 

Thedoorof my apartment looked 
uncharacteristically shiny as I stood 
before it. The doof-lock gleamed, 
proud in its newness. The kitchen 
oven had been absolved of years of 
residue. If that was not enough to 
disorient a returning student, the 
coup de grace was delivered by the 
presence of a clean, azure shower 
curtain in the bathroom. This writer 
is not a ware whether the renovation 
of college premises was routinely 
due or was performed to welcome 
the new president. It would take, 
however, a peek underneath the 
fresh paint to see the problems faced 
by Bowdoin College at the start of a 
new decade. The primary challenge 
that Mr Edwards faces, at his 
'commencement' at Bowdoin, is the 
restoration of trust in the college 
administration in the eyes of the 
student body. 

There are other more profound 
challenges that also need solutions. 
There are fundamental concerns 
about the direction of the college; 
where is it headed at the end of the 
millennium? As we prepare to 
celebrate Bowdoin's bicentennial in 
three years' time, has the college 
achieved in terms of its objectives 
regarding education of the young? 
These are but largely philosophical 
and dialectical questions which the 
students seldom ask or even 


consider. The students, however, 
do ask the reasons behind a 6 percent 
increase in tuition for 1990-91, as it 
comes right on top of the whopping 
12 percent increase in tuition for 
1989-90. The status of the tuition 
has been exalted from thievery to 
sheer extortion i.e. $21,900 per 

It would surely be argued that 
private colleges across the nation 
have raised their tuition to roughly 
the same level as Bowdoin. Even 
colleges with huge endowments, 
like Princeton and Stanford, have 
announced tuition hikes. 

But we should not ignore the fact 
that a majority of these colleges, 
including Bowdoin, are currently 
involved in an anti-trust case under 
scrutiny of the United States 
Department of Justice. 

Setting aside the lofty ideals of 
education, nurture and erudition, 
one has to face the harsh reality that 
private college education in the 
United States has evolved into a 
commodity, an expensive 
commodity with students at its 
consumers and a cartel at its helm ( 
education puritans must be 
cringing). Though not a commodity 
in itself, the abstract notion of trust 
becomes one when involved in the 
kind of transaction that 1400 people 
are doing with Bowdoin. 
Unfortunately, the consumers at 
Bowdoin are not getting a fair deal. 

From cutting of the pines in 

(Continued from page 18.) 

stage of life, which is no small 
achievement. Not many are able to 
do this, and fewer still even consider 
it. But if one can achieve this 
perspective, with no motive beyond 
simple awareness, then it seems 
reasonable to conclude that one's 
existence would be made richer, if 
only in a sense of self. 

As Pearl S. Buck said: 'Tt is no 
simple matter to pause in the midst 

of one's maturity, when life is full of 
function, to examine what are the 
principles which control that 

Nostalgia for the present, with its 
purely objective vision, can be the 
first step towards understanding 
and evaluating those principles 
which govern our lives. It is only by 
evaluating such principles that we 
can ever change for the better. 

summer '89 to tuition hike in 
summer '90, the student body has 
been at the receiving end of decisions 
made in the hallowed portals of 
Hawthorne- Longfellow. 

Disregard for student opi nion and 
participation has not been limited 
to only the economic sphere. The 
faculty did not even consider 
reconsidering its resolution to shift 
to a 5-point grading system after a 
majority of students voted to 
continue the current grading 
system. Interestingly enough, the 
faculty also chose to ignore the 
considered and expert opinion of 
the Recording Committee which 
had earlier voted to maintain the 
grading status-quo, albeit with some 
definite changes. 

The crisis-level shortage of 
expenditure funds was expertly 
concealed last year. While there 
were news about the record 
endowment last year; at the same 
time the library was asked to 
institute a real cut in its acquisitions 
budget and the faculty was asked 
not to hand out photocopies of 
course readings if they exceeded a 
few pages, etc., etc.. The students 
were not informed that the college 
was in grave fiscal trouble due to 
over-budget cost of the Farley Field 
House, or the interest payments on 
the commercial loan acquired for 
completion of this facility is draining 
resources. The result: a large deficit. 
Were the students informed: No. 

If Mr Ed wards is to restore student 
confidence in the administration he 
shall have to confide in the students. 
It is an insult to the student body 
that it was not considered worthy of 
confidence by the previous 
administration. We have the right 
to know the facts, fiscal or otherwise, 
however unpleasant they might be. 
We will understand because after 
all, Bowdoin is ours too. 

Khun am Dost gir- Khan is a sophomore 
and is a freqent columnist for the 
Bowdoin Orient. 

My sociology professor also 
mentioned that everyone is learning 
not only to be society's members, 
but also to be mentors. Although 
you try to fit in with society's 
expectations and demands, you 
should try to find a niche yourself. 
Take some chances. Go for it! 

I had my fair share of risks last 
year. As idealist and optimist, I 
never lose hope of any situation. 
For example, Peter Relic '93 and I 
had the idea to see as many 
professional basketball games as 
possible during our two week 
Spring Break last March. Peter had 
the terrific idea of writing all the 
general managers and asking them 
for free tickets in an indirect, but 
direct way. So we spent an hour 
and crafted a letter and licked a 
stamp on seven envelopes and 
mailed them before Christmas. As 
we told our friends about our idea, 
many laughed and said there was 
no way any team would respond. 1 
never lost hope, though. 

Upon our return to Bowdoin in 
January, a letter each from the New 
York Knicks and the Atlanta Hawks 
was in my mail box. As I opened the 
Hawks' envelope, I saw a smaller 
envelope that read Hardy's, a 

corporate sponsor of the Hawks. 
Two tickets were inside with a 
personal letter from the executive 
vice president, telling us to have a 
terrific trip. From this experience, 
we learned that it never hurts to try. 
Take chances, question, think of 
crazy ideas, and go for it at Bowdoin 
in your four years. If you come up 
short in one endeavor, that's life, 
and you go onto the next. 

When Robert MacNeil introduced 
the MacNeil /Lehrer Report in 1975, 
he had some doubt as to whether or 
not the program would bea success. 
Well, it has been very successful. If 
you pursue new adventures, you 
will inevitably doubt yourself at 
times. But don't give up. MacNeil 
discusses how public television 
differs from commerical television 
in his book. The Right Place at The 
Ri ght Time . He writes: "By putting 
into practicea lot of ideas you believe 
to be right is not embarrassing at all. 
It is gratifying not to have anything 
to be ashamed of when you go home 
at night." 

Andrco Wheeler is a sophomore who is 
spearheading the Focus section. The 
inaugural issue will cover Bowdioin 's 
financial status, due out in three weeks. 

Pacifism, humility and 
the right to choose 


Orient Contributor 

As the abortion controversy 
continues with no end in sight, I 
am consistently amazed by the 
dangerous arrogance with which 
so-called "pro-lifers" seek to force 
their point of view onto others. 
As a pacifist, I am about as pro- 
life as one can be; I feel that the 
taking of a life is never justified, 
no matter what thecircumstances. 
Although many might then find 
my pro-choice stance on the 
abortion issue contradictory, it 
actually derives from the same 
basic tenets as my pacifism. 

I am against all violence and 
killing because I feel that no 
human being is "better" than 
another, and no human being is 
"right" while another is "wrong." 
People are killed because their 
political opinions, religion, sex, 
race or nationality because they 
are deemed "wrong" by other 
people who are'more powerful. 
None of these reasons has been or 
ever will be valid; basically, if 
you have to kill someone to prove 
yourself "right," you should 
rethink your position as it is 
obviously intellectually 

indefensible. Anti-choice groups 
will argue that this situation is 
identical to abortion: one human 
being denying another the right 
to live. This, however, is missing 
my point entirely. Anti-choicers 
speak of the denial of a life, but 
the question of when life begins is 
complex and unanswerable — 
does life come when 
consciousness does? Conception? 
When does the developing fetus 
feel pain? Isn't contraception the 
denial of life, then? Many, 
including the Catholic Church, 
say yes. But then isn't abstaining 

from sex also denying life? The 
sperm and the egg exist, and by 
not bringing them together one is 
avoiding opportunities to 
tonceive. Taking time for 
conventions such as marriage is 
surely ludicrous when one 
considers the staggering loss of 
life evident in eVery non-child 
bearing woman. If life is truly 
potential life, our only task as a 
nation should be to reproduce 
constantly, or to consider 
ourselves mass murderers. 

While everyone has opinions, 
noone person can prove if orwhen 
abortion constitutes murder. 
Whatever my own personal view 
may be, I have no right to force it 
on another person who has a 
different opinion, which may 
differ drastically from mine, but is 
still valid. Everyone must find the 
humility to see that, however 
strongly a person may feel about 
the point when life begins, one 
might be wrong and must 
therefore not force others to abide 
by the same assumption. From a 
civil rights standpoint, forcing one 
woman not to have an abortion is 
nodifferent from making a woman 
judged unable to support a child 
have an abortion. Both instances 
force an opinion and its 
consequences onto one person 
whose belief is different. 

I'd like to end with a plea to pro- 
lifers: publish your views, voice 
your opinions, but for the sake of 
a free society, don't pass legislation 
forcing others to abide by them. 
You have the right to make your 
own decision, but you do not have 
the right to deny others the 
freedom to make their own 

Chris Bull is a junior and is a member 
of Delta Sigma. 

The BrrwrJoin Orient 

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(Continued from page 10) 

students, including the students of 

Despite the conflicts with 
administration, Brown said working 
with the students was wonderful. 

Outside of her normal counseling 
case load. Brown worked as the 
advisors to the student-run Peer 
Counselors group. 

Bob Vilas^acting director of the 
Counseling Center, said "its very 
clear that Katpi laid somereallygood 

After hearing of Brown's situation 
in late May, a group of about 20 
students met with Dean Jervis to 
discuss the situation. 

Some students urged her to keep 
the couselor because of their respect 
for Brown, others were concerned 
about filling the position if vacated. 

Jervis said the decision to 
terminate BroWn's contract was 
soley hers. 

Although thfe Human Rights 
Commission hajs held a preliminary 
hearing on Brcfcvn's case against the 
college, the firtaldecision may not 
be made for somemonths. 

The next step, BroUrn said, could 
be one of three things — a decision 
by the Commission trit her claim is 
unfounded, an outside settlement 
or a federal court trial. 


(Continued from page 10) 

141 faculty members belonged to 
minorities. Out of the 141 faculty 
members, two were Hispanics, five 
were Asian and Asian-American, 
and none were Native Americans. 
Women account for 33 percent of 
the faculty, but only 18 percent are 
tenured professors. The protesters 
compared the Bowdoin statistics to 
other schools and found that 
Williams College, Mass. has 24 
minority members, Wesleyan 
College, Conn, has 35, Wellesley 
University, Conn, has 22, and Mount 
Holyoke College, Mass. has 28. 

Julie Fclner '91, one of the 
organizers, said, "We've reached a 
real critical junction at Bowdoin 
because of the new president 

coming in. It's time to make some 
changes around here." During an 
interview, president Robert H. 
Edwardssaid "America isdifferent, 
the world isdifferent, and I believe 
we are less interested..." and 
declared that thediversity issue will 
receive careful attention. 

Currently, the coalition is in the 
process of reorganizing after the 
summer recess, and they have 
tentatively scheduled a meeting next 
week. Julian Rios '92, the 
chairperson of the Hispanic 
Students Organization said, 'The 
importance of our cause has not 
diminished. It's as strong as ever 
and we are expecting a response 
from the administration before or 
by November 2." 


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Alumni group bans 
fraternity parties 


Orient Staff 

A Monday night attempt by a 
group of Bowdoin alumni to ask 
student fraternity members for a 
revised alcohol policy failed as most 
students left angered by an alumni- 
imposed moritorium on weekend 
fraternity parties and the lack of 
student participation in recent 
decisions made by the Alumni- 
Student Inter-Fraternity Council 

The meeting, held in Pickard 
Theater, was called by Robert Stuart, 
adviser to the fraternities. 

The main topic of the meeting 

Bob Stuart. Photo by Jim Sabo. 

was to facilitate cooperation 
between alumni, who are dismayed 
at the increase in excessive drinking 
and physical damage to the 
fra temity houses caused by cam pus 
wide parties, and fraternity 
members, who are disgruntled by 
the popular perception that 
fraternities foster irresponsible 
drinking. According to a number of 
students questioned immediately 
afterwards, it was unsuccessful on 
both accounts. 

After beginning the proceedings 
by warning the fraternity members 
that the alumni present "are 
wondering about your commitment 
to fraternities," Stuart told the 
students that campus wide parties 
would not be allowed until 
fraternities devise a new alcohol 
policy that would curb the excessive 
drinking which has already sent 
five students to the hospital for 
alcohol poisoning this year. 

Since the next scheduled ASIFC 
meeting is Tuesday night, the ban 
affects any parties scheduled for 
this weekend. 

Stuart then introduced Harry 
Eddy, Delta Kappa Epsilon '45 and 
chair of the ASIFC, who detailed 
the three recommended changes to 
Bowdoin College's campus alcohol 
policy that the ASIFC had decided 
upon this summer, before students 

The recommended changes are: 
parties would be open to students 
by invitation only; students could 


Mike Webber '92 and Tony Abbiati "93 listen as alumni speak on fraternity behavior. Photo by Jim Sabo. 

not be charged for entrance into a 
party; and, no house fund s could be 
used to purchase alcohol. 

Eddy told the students that the 
alumni "were not here to pick you 
apart," but to reduce the size of the 
parties and the resultant damage to 
the houses. 

Richard Morrill, an ASIFC 
member and a Trustee of the 
College, then told the students the 
alumni "are here to see if we can't 
sit down with you and work up 
some liveable rules where you folks 
could begin to live up and take some 
responsibility for yourself and the 
other Istudents)." 

No formal action was taken at the 

meeting. Rather, each of the eleven 
alumni members of the ASIFC spoke 
to the fraternity members, stating 
their willingness to cooperate with 
the students in reducing the size of 
the fraternity parties. 

Though the ASIFC members 
repeatedly stressed that their 
recommendations were not "set in 
stone," they said the large numbers 
of people attending campus wide, 
or ticket, parties were the primary 
reason that the fraternities could 

not control the excessive drinking 
and the physical damage to the 

Though the alumni stated that 
they wanted to "work together" 
with the students, many fraternity 
members resented the responsibility 
placed upon them for • the 

Many students spoke out during 
the question and answer period. 
(Continued on page 3) 

Bowdoin Zetes agree to divorce 

Differences in house cause national Zetes to go single sex 


Orient Senior Editor 

"We feel that there's something 
inherent about a male bonding 
experience that makes it different 
from a male-female bonding 
experience," Eric Bandurski '91 
explained about the recent division 
between the national and local Zeta 
Psi houses. 

Bandurski is the president of the 
campus chapter of Zeta Psi 
International and is acting as 
spokesperson for the 26 person 
group of nationals. 

This decision means that the 
Bowdoin Zete will undergo a drastic 
change. The house at 14 College 
Street will remain in the hands of 
the coeducational members who 
will no longer call themselves Zeta 
Psis. The national men will all move 
out of the house by next semester, 
will retain the Zeta Psi name and 
identity, and will hold their own 
rush off-campus. 

"We are gathering support from 
Bowdoin Zete alumni who support 
our decision," Bandurski said. 

The Zeta Psi House Corporation, 
an organization comprised of all 
Bowdoin Zete alumni, owns the 
house at 14 College St. 

Last spring semester the Zete 
house was tumultuous, 
characterized by national and local 
Zete supporters battling for control 
of the physical structure. This battle 
sparked many cam pus- widerumors 
of blatant sexism on the part of 
national sympathizers. 

Local supporters looked to the 
house corporation to solve the rift 
and tension they felt building with 
those who desired an all-male house. 

In anticipation of the September 
1991 deadline for full female 
membership, the housecorporation 
polled all living Zete Alumni. 

The majority of alumni decided 
they would comply with the 
college's decision," said Frank 
Sabasteanski '69, president of the 

house corporation. 

The College Street house will 
remain in the hands of the 
coeducational organization. 

"It's our responsibility to supply 
a house to those who wish to remain 
and abide by the college order," 
explained Sabasteanski. 

Twenty-six Zeta Psi men chose 
not to comply with the vote. 

"We feel that the college professes 
to be a liberal arts school, which, in 
my opinion, would mean giving the 
students as many choices as 
possible," Bandurski said. 

"We feel the college is telling 
everyone exactly what he/she must 
believe We think incoming students 
should have the choice whether or 
not he/she wants to belong to a 
single-sex or coeducational 
organization, be it local or national," 
he added. 

The house corporation will not 
offer any funds to the national 
group, nor will they offer them a 
(Continued on page 4) 

Overdrinking sends 
two to local hospital 

Orient Staff 

Two students were taken to 
Parkview Memorial Hospital this 
past weekend as a result of 
consuming "excessive a mounts of 
alcohoL" said Dean of Students 
Kenneth Lewallen, 

Lewallen would not release the 
names nor the blood alcohol 
content levels of either person, but 
hesaMtheindividualswerea first 
year student and a sophomore. 

The sophomore was 
hospitalized at I2i)9a.m. Saturday 
morning after attending a Friday 
night party at Alpha Delta Phi. 
The first year student was reported 
to security at 1:34 a.m. Sunday 
morning and taken to the hospital 
after attending a Saturday night 
party at Delta Kappa Epsilon. 

Both students sustained head 
injuries in a fall and were 
unconscious 'when taken to 

Though both students became 
unconscious at fraternity houses, 
Lewallen said he did not know 

Robert Stuart, the campus 
adviser to the fraternities, was on 
call both nights, but after 
consultation with the hospital, felt 
both students were receiving 
proper care and did not require 
his presence. 

According to Lewallen, neither 
student will face punishment for 
intoxication, but will have to 
obtain Information about alcohol 
from Ian Buchan of the Health 
Center and counseling from the 
staff at the Counseling Center. 

"Wetend to treat these Instances 
in terms of education and 
treatment," explained Lewallen, 
"rather than discipline." 

Five students have been 
hospitalized already this year for 
consuming excessive amounts of 

2 September 14, 1990 

The Bowdoin Orient 

Winstead turns to play writing 

Craig Winstead '91 attended "theater boot camp" when the student 
uprising prevented his studying in China. Photo by Mimi LaPointe. 

x- ! N. 

Museum seeks volunteers 

The Peary-MacMillan Arctic 
Museum and and Arctic Studies 
Center at Bowdoin College is 
seeking volunteers to assist in its 
educational programs. 

Established in 1967, themuseum 
is an education and research 
center for the studies of northern 
exploration, environments, 
anthropology, and sociology. 

Museum volunteers learn 
about the Arctic in training 
sessions, informal discussions 
and book study groups. As 
docents, volunteers may give 

tours for Maine school groups, 
host receptions at exhibit 
openings, assist people with 
special outreach projects and meet 
scholars, explorers and native 
peoples of the Arctic. 

For more information about 
becoming a museum volunteer, 
please phone 725-3062. The first 
meeting for prospective 
volunteers will be held on 
Monday, September 17, from 1:00 
to 3:00 p.m. in Hubbard Hall, 
Bowdoin College. 


Orient Contributor 

Many juniors at Bowdoin take a 
semester or year away, studying in 
Europe or trying out a different 
school somewhere in the U.S. 
Bowdoin senior and theater major 
Craig Winstead chose to spend his 
junior year at the National Theater 
Institute located at the Eugene 
O'Neill Theater Center in 
Waterford, Connecticut. 

Winstead said, "It was a last 
minute decision" made after plans 
of studying abroad in Beijing fell 
through due to "all the stuff that 
happened there." 

"The National Theater Institute 
(NTI) was given the nickname 
'theater boot camp,'" Winstead 
joked . "You got there the first week, 
and they worked you to death." 

Classes ran seven days a week, 
nine hours a day. They started at 
seven-thirty in the morning with a 
full physical workout where they 
would "move, sweat, and breathe." 
The students then had three hour 
classes that ran until ten at night. 
"After a while we lost track of time- 
basically you don't sleep... You live 
and breathe theater." 

"It was by no means just singing, 
dancing, and acting. We had text 
analysis and theater classes." One 
class was on directing. "A script 
wa s assigned (a short play or scene), 

Hatch library nears completion 


Orient Contributor 

According to the developement 
group, the construction of the Hatch 
Science Library, which began June 
3, 1989, will be completed on 
scheduled by December 1990. 

Located in the northeast corner 
of the campus between Winthrop 
and Cleveland Halls, the new 
library will hold Bowdoin's 
scientific book collections, college's 
map collection, relevant 
microforms, various government 
documents, and scientific reference 
materials. Its adjacent facilities will 
include a science computer 
laboratory, offices of the 
Environmental Studies program, 
and facilities for the neuroscience 

The S6.75 million science library 
was designed by the Boston 
architectural firm Shcpley, 
Bullfinch, Richardson, and Abbott. 
They also designed the 1984 
underground addition to connect 
Hawthorne-Longfellow Library to 

Hubbard Hall stacks. 

Funding for the new facility came 
largely from the Margaret Milliken 
Hatch Charitable Trust, responsible 
for over $2 million, and the Cobble 
Pond Foundation. Currently, the 
college has received $3.35 million 
in donations for the library, and 
raised $4.4 million by floating a 
bond for the remainder. 
Approximately $4 million has been 
paid to architects and the 
construction contractors thus far. 

Director of Development William 
A. Torrey sees the new library as a 
"tremendous asset to a place like 
Bowdoin." He feels that the new 
science complex will be an unique 
addition among small liberal arts 

According to Dean of Faculty 
Alfred Fuchs, the purpose of the 
Bowdoin Science Center is to "bring 
the sciences together, their libraries 
together.. .in order to allow them to 
share equipment, library resources, 
and more importantly, ideas." 

Nearly a third of Bowdoin 
students major in the sciences, and 

the spacious new science center will 
alleviate crowding in existing 
facilities. The complex will 
consolidate the biology, chemistry, 
geology, physics and neuroscience 
departments in one building. After 
the completion, current science 
facilities will be adapted for use as 
regular classrooms and non- 
academic offices. 

The Bowdoin Science Center was 
projected to have two phases costing 
a total of $13 million. The $6.75 
million first phase, the Hatch Science 
Library, is nearly complete. The 
second phase includes a new science 
center and renovations on select 

Although no set date for 
groundbreaking has been set, 
advanced planning for the center is 
complete. Approximately $20 
million is necessary to complete the 
second phase, S2.27 million of which 
has been raised. 

Theconstruction 'solely depends 
on funding," says Dean Fuchs. 
Director of Development Torrey 
also feels that commencement of 

and we had two days to cast, 
rehearse, and mount it with 
costume and scenery. ..The pressure 
was incredible, but by the end we 
could do it with ease," Winstead 
recalled. "It's amazing what can be 
done in two days." He was eager to 
add that they still found plenty of 
time to party despite the hectic 
schedule, though little or no time 
was left for sleep. 

After completing the fourteen 
week program at NTI, which he 
arranged through thetwelvecollege 
system, Winstead and two friends 
established an "honors semester" 
in playwriting. He worked on his 
script every day along with taking 
classes, and said that he began at 
this point to take his writing 
seriously . One play that Winstead 
completed this past year, called The 
Run- Around Railroad, was shown 
during his stay at the ONeill 
Theater Center. It will soon be on 
stage at two theaters in Pittsburgh, 
his hometown, and at Albright 
College in January. 

Staying for the summer, after the 
school year program was finished, 
Winstead became involved in other 
events at the center. First, he joined 
a professional touring group as an 
actor, going around to area schools 
doing shows about problems with 
drugs and alcohol. He then went on 
to be an intern for an 
"unprecedented" Soviet-American 

theater exchange, helping organize 
and escort the group, along with 
stage-managing eight plays. 'The 
plays were done in both English 
and Russian dialogue," Winstead 
explained. "The special part was 
that the playwrights were there at 
the time to consult with." 

To top the summer off, he was a 
librarian at the Eugene O'Neill 
National Playwright Conference. 
"Many people would kill to be a 
part of the conference, any part," 
Winstead emphasized. He helped 
playwrights research and got to 
"hob-nob" with professional actors 
and movie people. He excitedly 
noted that he had the opportunity 
tochatevery night with the Pulitzer 
and Tony Award-winning 
playwright August Wilson. 

"I would be more than happy to 
talk to anyone interested in NTI. ..It 
was an incredible place to study 
and meet all sorts of people." 

He wished, in conclusion, to give 
some words of advice to anyone 
considering becoming a 
playwright. " In my opinion, the 
three rules of writing are: 

1 . Write what you know. 

2. Don't write what you don't 

Smiling he added, "you can't go 

wrong if you emphasize the last 

The Hatch Science Library will be completed by December of this 
year. Photo by Jim Sabo. 

construction is "dependent on 
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new research projects in mind, but 
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The Bowdoin Orient 

Party ban 

September 14, 1990 3 

(Continued from page 1) 

One student said, "I think 
fraternities have gotten a bad rap. 
Most of the drinking goes on before 
and after the party." 

Two other students warned of an 
increase in drinking in the 
dormitories and drunken driving if 
alcohol availability and 
consumption at fraternities is 

A final student said the blame for 
irresponsible drinking lay with the 
administration, not the fraternities. 

In an interview Wednesday, Dean 
of Students Kenneth Lewallen 
disagreed. He said that the "near 
lethal amounts of alcohol consumed 
directly related to the houses and 
wide-scale violations of the IFC's 

own party regulations.* 

Lewallen also said the 
administration played no role in 
developing the ASlFCs proposals 
but did support the changes and 
the moratorium. 

"Given that we've had all of these 
(incidents of excessivedrin king and 
code violations)," continued 
Lewallen, "it was time for a 
moratorium until the member 
organizations could assure the 
responsible adults that corrective 
action had been taken." 

Stuart would not speculate at the 
meeting on possible punishments 
for any fraternities who held parties 
in defiance of the ban, but Lewallen 
said the ASIFC could initiate 
sanctions against the offending 

house ranging from probation to a 
recommendation that the college 
withdraw recognition of the 

Lewallen also expressed 
disappointment that the fraternity 
members present at the meeting 
were "far more concerned with the 
party next week and the concept 
that the policy was forced on them 
without their participation" than 
with cooperation with the alumni. 

Further action on the ASIFC's 
proposals will depend upon the 
fraternities' adherence to the 
moratorium and development of 
alternate proposals before the next 
AS1FC meeting Tuesday night. 

Library equipped with new catalog 


Orient Staff 

The Hawthorne-Longfellow 

Library has undergone several 
changes since last year. On the 
change list are computer terminals 
located on every level, barcode 
labels in most books, and a security 
beeper at the main entrance. 

These changes are parts of three 
projects, in varying states of 
completion, which are improving 
and modernizing the library's 

On-line catalog 
The computer terminals give 
users access to a new "on-line" 
catalog. Eventually all of the 
holdings in various college libraries 
(H-L, Science, Music, etc.) will be 
quickly exporable through the 
terminals. Independent 
departmental collections, such as 
Women's Studies, Afro-American 
Stud ies, and Economics, are not part 
of the system. 

As in the card catalog, searches 
will be possible by author, by 
subject, and by title. But Head 
Librarian Arthur Monke stressed 
the fact that both the card catalog 
and the on-line system must be 
consulted, because neither is 

Monke said all holdings the 
library acquired between 1973 and 
November 1989 can be currently 
accessed through theon-line system. 
By November, all those from 1973 
to present will be on the computer. 

Holdings dating before 1973, 
however, must be converted more 
slowly, he said. Only about half of 
those volumes have been entered. 
Within a few years the catalog will 
be complete. 

Monke added that eventually the 

system will beconnected with those 
at Bates and Colby colleges, 
allowing users at each college to 
search the collections of the others. 
The Bowdoin system may also be 
connected with the University of 
Maine system, he said. 

Assistant librarian Judith 
Montgomery added that most 
government documents are not 
included in the on-line system or in 
the card catalog. As always, they 
must be searched in their own 
database, with the terminal in the 
government documents area in the 

Monke added that, eventually, 
books which have been ordered but 
not yet received will also be listed in 
the catalog. 

Montgomery encouraged people 
to ask questions, both about the 
new system and about other means 
of facilitating research. "Not enough 
people ask about the services 
available in the library," she said. 
"It's our job." 

She said that starting next week 
the library staff will offer instruction 
to use the system. "In general, the 
system is pretty easy to use," she 
said. "But there are little tricks 
which will be helpful to know." 
The help sessions will be held on 
Wednesdays and Thursdays from 
4-5 p.m., and on Fridays from 10-11 

By the beginning of the spring 
semester, a new circulation system 
will be operational. As volumes are 
circulated, library workers with 
light pens will scan barcodes inside 
books' back covers and on students' 
identification cards. Barcodes are 
already present on first year 
students' ID'S, and before spring 
other students' cards will be coded . 

Montgomery said that this situation 
will necessitate that students have 
their ID'S in order to borrow a book. 
Scanning the barcodes gives the 
computer information on the book 
and on the borrower. The on-line 
catalog can then tell students the 
location, availability, and the date 
due of individual books. 

Eventually, the reserve reading 
section will operate on the same 
principle, Monke added. 

Montgomery emphasized the fact 
that the barcodes in books are 
unconnected to the new security 
system, so it is fruitless to remove 

Security System 

During the summer books were 
systematically sensitized, causing 
an alarm to sound if the book is 
removed without being checked out. 
Montgomery said that "the value of 
the system is that when you need a 
book, it'll be on the shelf." She 
explained that students and others 
often neglected to sign volumes out, 
not returning them before the end 
of the semester. With no record of a 
book's whereabouts, other potential 
users were thwarted. 

Montgomery acknowledged that 
these improvements are long 
overdue. Indeed, most colleges 
comparable to Bowdoin and most 
universities already have installed 
electronic security and circulation 
systems. But she said that the lag 
was not due to any lack of desire. 
"We needed to wait for funds," she 
said. "But we've been planning for 
this for over a decade" 

For information on how to access 
the on-line catalog from an 
outside computer, see page 15. 



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First year students voice opinion 


Orient Contributor 

The first year students have been 
here for almost three weeks, long 
enough to have arranged and 
rearranged their dorm rooms, long 
enough to have survived the 
seeming bewilderment of 
registration and class scheduling, 
and longenqugh tohavediscovered 
the difficulty of balancing 
academics and socializing. They 
have found their classes, found their 
friends, learned where to party, 
study, and hang out. They have 
memorized mathematical 

formulas, dates, theorems, and the 
Domino's Pizza phone number. 

Just as first year students are 
beginning to feel comfortable at 
Bowdoin and think they know 
what Bowdoin's about," along 
came a reporter asking about some 
deeper campus issues. Several 
students were questioned on their 
opinionson President Edwardsand 
his convocation speech, sexual and 
ethnic diversity among faculty 
members, and the occurrence of 
tuition fixing at small liberal arts 

Those polled were impressed by 
President Ed wards, specifically his 
background and distinctive height. 
Due to the heat and the crowd in 
the chapel, many students had 
difficulty staying awake 
throughout the president's speech. 
One student said, "I fell asleep 
during the convocation" but he 
competent." Pete Hodgin went 
further, remarking "it's got to be 

intimidating to come to this school 
at this time— the bicentennial and 
all." He continued, to note as most 
students did, "He's a tall man." 

Advancing to what would be a 
more controversial issue, first year 
students were asked of their 
opinions concerning faculty 
diversity and, lack thereof. Many 
'students felt that although a more 
diverse faculty would be ideal they 
would not want to sacrifice quality 
for variety. In contrast, other 
students strongly supported hiring 
a mored iverse faculty.. One student 
state, however," I have two women 
professors and one of the women is 
not white. 1 don't know much about 
the faculty in general but as far as 
my professors go the/ re diverse." 

When asked about the justice 
department investigation on the 
possibility of price fixing, replies 
arranged from blank stares to "I 
think I heard about that." Although 
all students agreed that price fixing 
was wrong, none knew what could 
be done to solve the problem. As 
one student commented, "I can't 
complain. I'm getting really good 
financial aid." 

Each student expressed interest 
in learning more about the pressing 
issues concerning Bowdoin. Most 
first year students are unwilling to 
tackle campus issues that they feel 
are rooted in the past and are only 
beginning to resurface this year. 
Christian Sweeney observe, "It's 
kind of absurd to think that 
anyone's been here long enough to 
form any opinions.. .The food's 

John Jay ^l enjoys the new catalog system in Hawthorne- 
Longfellow Library. Photo by Marisa Langs ton 

Quit smoking. 

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September 14, 1990 

The Bowdoin Orient 

Zeta Psi 

(Continued from page 1 

structure in which to center their 
rush or fraternal activities. Also, 
the college will not recognize Zeta 
Psi as a campus-related or funded 

"They are now independent of 
the college and are subject to all the 
community and state laws," Dean 
of Students Kenneth Lewellan said 
in an interview earlier this week. 

The Board ofTrustees of the house 
corporation has reservations about 
the national group's move, said 

"We are fearful for them because 
colleges have disciplined these 
underground groups pretty harshly 
and we're hoping they know what 
they're getting into," he said. 

Sebasteanski also said the house 
corporation and the new 
coeducational organization at 14 
College Street "will welcome them 
back should they change their 

The College Administration is for 
the most part pleased with these 

I'm overjoyed that the house at 
14 College Street has decided to 
embrace the college's values," 
exclaimed Lewellan. 

The atmosphere in the house since 
these men decided to "go national" 

has been one of welcome calm, 
according to many members. 

Senior Bart Acocella, who decided 
to remain in the coeducational 
organization said, "It's like a 

He added, "But people have laid 
aside all their hostile feelings. The 
feeling in the house right now is 
very amicable and both sides have 
basically agreed to disagree." 

"It's been such a long and 
d ragged-out series of events that 

I'm very glad it's finally resolved. 
Although I think it will take some 
time for things to get back to normal, 
I'm very optimistic that they will," 
said David Karofsky '93. He will 
remain with the local organization. 

The two factions claim to be 
working together to smooth things 

"Everything's being done very 
amicably," said Pete Macarthur '92, 
president of the new organization. 

The national affiliates feel 

Zeta house faces uncertain future as it experiences internal problems. 
Photo by Mimi LaPointe. 

Quill requests original works 

The Quill 

The Quill is Bowdoin's magazine 
for students' poems and short 
stories. It takes courage to submit 
work, but The Quill presents an 
opportunity for students to receive 
criticism from a dedicated staff, 
and if published, from the college 
community. This attention can be 
vital to new writers, giving them 
the confidence to continue 
developing their skills. Others, 
especially those hidden talents out 
there, draw invaluable experience 
from simply seeing their work in 
print. Yet most important is what 
The Quill represents as a student 
funded, student wrought 
publication within the sphere of a 
small, private. New England 
Bowdoin College. 

The Quill represents the thoughts 
and feelings of Bowdoin students 

here, now and as an historical text of 
Here and Now. Additionally, it 
illustrates the willingness of 
students and administration to pay 
to voice whatever art is circling 
beneath the seats and asses of 
academia. This is only proper for a 
school whose purpose states that a 
"liberal arts education seeks to move 
beyond the acquisition of specific 
knowledge interaction of the two 
and toward the development of a 
characteristic styleof thought which 
is informed, questioning, and 
marked by the possession of 
intellectual courage." Sounds like 
poetry to me. 

The Quill and the Literary Society 
are sponsoring student poetry and 
fiction readings throughout theyear 
to promote a network of interested 
parties. Expect to see some writers 
from the area and the department 

reading alongside students. All are 
welcome as casual audience or 
participants. This is probably a 
better place to test stuff out than 
with your best friends, or in the 
Houseof Calculus. But maybe not. 
Submissions toThe Quill should 
be dropped into campus mail and 
addressed to TheQuUl, M.U. or put 
in The QuUl cubby there. Please 
double-space and type 
submissions, and include your 
name, year and campus mailing 
address. Though all submissions 
are reviewed anonymously, none 
are accepted as such. TheQuill staff 
meets to review submissions 
Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m., second floor, 
conference room in Coles Tower. 
Walk-ins are welcome. 

Deadline for this semester's 
issue: November 9, 1990. Thanks. 


"Pete and I are working together 
to make sure this doesn't get nasty," 
Bandurski explained. 

The House Corporation is also 
making efforts to insure a smooth 
transition period. 

"We're also there to make the 
transition from the all-male 
fraternity to the coeducational 
fraternity that much easier for those 
who want to remain," Sebasteanski 

Lewallen also stated that the 
Administration will do its best to 
ease the transition. «... 

"The college is prepared to offer 
the new local organization 
assistance in complying with 
whatever conditions remain, such 
as loans," he said. 

All this assistance offered will 
undoubtedly be welcomed by the 
new coeducational fraternity, as its 
members are feeling the strain of 
their transitory position. 

"The hardest thing for us will be 
to establish a new identity on 
campus," Acocella said. "We're 
going to have to start with a clean 
slate. On the one hand, it's positive 
because we won't have a stereotype 
so well be able to make of it what 
we want, but on the other hand, 
when you're a brand new 

organization with no history and 
tradition, it's harder to sell yourself." 

Jessica Guptill '93 is optimistic 
about the transition, even though 
she feels it will be a difficult 

"We are losing twenty-six guys 
who helped make Zete as I know it, 
and without them it will be verv 
odd. But we havea lot of energy and 
resources in the people that are 
staying to start a whole new 

Many members of the 1 4 College 
Street organization have similar 
mixed feelings about the split. 

Guptill said she sympathizes with 
the national members' decision. 

"It feels like we're losing part of 
our family, but if that's what they 
feel they need to do and this move is 
the best for them, then I support it. 
I don't want them here if they aren't 
ha ppy, because then the atmosphere 
is very tense." 

Shana Hunter '93 said she hopes 
the split will enable members of 
each group to put past animosity 
behind them and be friends once 

"We were all friends, but we had 
a fundamental conflict about what 
we wanted the house to be. Maybe 
now both houses can move on with 
what they believe in a healthy way." 

Fraternities meet standard 


Orient Contributor 

The first phase of a three year 
plan to bring fraternity houses up to 
college, state, and town standards 
has been successfully completed, 
according to David Barbour, 
director of Bowdoin's Physical 

Most of the work this fall was 
done to comply with safety codes, 
such as new fire alarm systems in 
each house. Other renovations done 
to meet the fire code include main 
entrance doors that swing outward 
instead of inward, facilitating easy- 
exit in case of a fire. Also, doors in 
each occupants' rooms now swing 
shut automatically so that fire and 
smoke is blocked from the rooms 
for a longer period of time and 
students have more time to exit from 
fire escapes. . 

According to Barbour, all the 
fraternities did this type of work to 

comply with this fall's fire code 

By the fall of 1993 other work that 
must be completed includes 
upgrading electrical systems, 
replacing old carpeting and 
furniture, interior and exterior 
painting, and other renovations to 
upgrade the houses to a state 
comparable to that of the college 

Barbour reported that he was 
pleased with the willingness all the 
house corporations showed to 
undertake renovations. He feels 
they showed a genuine desire to 
keep the houses in sound condition 
and to preserve relations with the 

"In my opinion," he stated, "there 
are no houses that are unsafe. I ha ve ^ 
visited them all three times this 
summer, and I'm comfortable that 
they've positioned themselves well 
to meet the final fall of '93 deadline." 

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Teach for America 
recruiting at Bowdoin 

September 14, 1990 5 

This fall several 1990 Bowdoin 
graduates are beginning a two-year 
commitment to teaching in inner 
cities and rural areas throughout 
the United States. They are part of a 
national tea&er corps, Teach for 
America, which seeks to recruit top 
college graduates to help curtail the 
teacher-shortage problem felt in 
many areas of the country. The 
program was created last year by a 
recent Princeton graduate who 
wanted to address the shortage of 
teachers in locations such as New 
York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, 
Washington D.C., the Rio Grande 
Valley in Texas, and rural areas of 
North Carolina and Louisiana. The 
program seeks to recruit non- 
education majors from different 
ethnic backgrounds in an attempt 
to establish a teacher corps which 
will more accurately represent the 
diversity of America's culture. 

Graduating seniors who have a 
background in math or science, or 
who are bilingual are especially 
needed; as are seniors who have 
experience working with children. 
If selected from theapplication pool, 

prospective teachers will undergo 
an intensive eight-week training 
session in Los Angeles to prepare 
them to enter the challenging two- 
year commitment. Teachers enter 
these schools under a temporary 
waiver of teacher certification 
requirements, and become partially 
certified after the two years. 
Teachers are paid a regular salary of 
between $19-29,000. 

One task of the Bowdoin chapter 
of Teach for America is to sponsor a 
Teach for America Day, which will 
occur next February on the same 
day as that on 100 United States 
campuses. It will involve inviting 
Brunswick fifth-grade students to 
come to Bowdoin for a day of 
educational mini-classes. If you are 
interested in volunteering for Teach 
for America Day or would like more 
information meeting at 8 p.m. in 
Daggett Lounge, Coles Tower on 
Tuesday, September, 25. If you have 
any questions, please contact you 
Bowdoin Teach for America 
representatives: Rachel Garrett 
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We need you. 

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radioligand receptor binding assays. The workshop will consist of 

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Moulton Union 
displays art 

Orient Arts Editor 

An exhibition of co lor seri graphs 
by South Harpswell artist, John 
Carman, is currently on display at 
Bowdoin throughout September 
and October in Lancaster Lounge, 
Moulton Union. 

Carman, who followed a career 
in advertising and publishing has 
decided to turn his lifelong hobby 
of drawing, painting, and 

For Carman, art 
begins with the 
pleasure or 

excitement arousedby 
something he sees . . . 

printmaking into his new 

In 1935 Carman graduated from 
Colgate University, where he 
became seriously interested in art. 
Over the years he has studied 
painting and printmaking with a 
number of artists, including John 
Hcliker, Joe Jones, Jon von Wicht, 

and Antonio Frasconi. 

Although Carman is a veteran oil 
painter, in recent years he has 
concentrated mostly on 
printmaking — woodcuts, etchings, 
lithographs, and serigraphs (also 
known as silk screen prints). 

of his serigraphs created over the 
last 15 years, including seascapes, 
landscapes, still lifes and flower 
compositions. Carman prefers 
serigraphs because they permit 
much flexibility in technique and 
have high potential for color effects. 

The artist disclaims any elaborate 
theories about art. For Carman, art 
begins with the pleasure or 
excitement aroused by something 
he sees in the world around him. 
His response is to paint a picture or 
design a print that will communicate 
his own feelings to other people. 
His style is representational tending 
toward simplification. In addition, 
color is extremely important to him. 
His serigraphs are shown and 
sold in a dozen New England 
galleries, including the OFarrell 
Gallerv in Brunswick. In 
addition,the works displayed at the 
college exhibition will be for sale. 
His prints and paintings are 
represented in more than 500 
private, corporate and institutional 
collections around the country. 

Harpswell artist, John Carman, exhibits works in Lancaster Lounge, Moulton Union. 

Blues come to Maine 

On Saturday, September 22, the 
southern Maine Blues Society and 
WMPC 90.9 FM, will proudly 
present Otis Rush, Zora Young, Edie 
Kirkland, and the Blue Flames. The 
concert will be at 8:00 p.m. at the 

Experience pizza perfection 

Orient Food Critic 

Are you one of those people 
who absolutely loves pizza? If 
you answered yes, a visit to The 
Cabin, in Bath, is a must. Located 
a short trip up Route One, The 
Cabin boasts that it serves "the 
only real pizza in Maine," and I 
think most would have a hard 
time disputing this statement. 

Upon arriving at The Cabin, my 
five dinner companions and I, 
decided to embark upon different 
eating routes. I chose to split a 

The Cabin boasts 
that it serves "the 
only real pizza in 

small whitepizza with extra garlic, 
onions, green peppers, and 
pepperoni with one other person; 
whereas therest of the groupchose 
the purist route and ordered three 
large cheese pizzas. 
After a relatively short wait, our 

pizzas arrived. It was every man/ 
woman for himself/herself, for in 
the battle over who gets the most 
pieces of pizza at The Cabin, there is 
no such thing as courtesy. Why is 
the pizza so good? Well, there are a 
number of reasons. 

One reason is that the pizza dough 
used in all pizzas at The Cabin is 
made fresh daily on the premises. 
Another reason is that the plain 
cheese pizza is made with a delicious 

the menu devoted to hot and cold 
sandwiches and pasta. Also, if 
you would like something to 
accompany your meal, there are 
salads available. 

So if you've got a 
car or know 
someone who 

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sauce. In addition, besides the 
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my friends and I chose. The Cabin 
offers some more interesting ones 
as well, such as artichoke hearts, 
pineapple, Canadian bacon, shrimp, 
and clams. If you like the taste of 
garlic, I highly recommend the white 
pizza: Unless, of course, you have a 
date later. Basically, a white pizza is 
the same as a regular cheese pizza, 
but instead, of a tomato sauce "a 
real butter and garlic with herb 
sauce" is used. 

Although The Cabin is famous 
for its pizza, its menu does offer 
alternatives. There are sections of 

Not only is the food at The Cabin 
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intensity rarely achieved in modern 
blues. He uses a falsetto to dramatic 
effect, and his left handed string 
bending allows him to hit notes 
uniquely his own. In the fifties Rush 
became one of the first musicians to 
use the electric bass in his band. 
Previously, Chicago bands used 
either the bass strings on a regular 
guitar or a stand up bass. This new 
sound caught the imagination of 
both the young and established 
musicians who would flock to hear 
(Continued on page 8) 

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Selections from the Vinalhaven 
Press Collection 
Through September 23, 1990 
Twentieth Century Gallery 
The Vinalhaven Press, founded 
in 1984 and located on Vinalhaven 
Island, Maine, is one of the most 
important publishers of fine art 
prints in the United States. 
Emerging and well-known artist 
collaborate with master printers 
each summer to produce 
technically complex works in the 
print medium. A recent 
anonymous donation, matched by 
Museum purchase funds, has 
made possible the acquisition of 
one example of each existing print 
and those to be produced in the 
future by the Press. A selection of 
works made through 1 989 includes 
lithographs, woodcuts, and 
engravings by Komar and 
Melamid, Robert Indiana, Robert 
Cumming, and Robert Morris. 

Paul Caponigro: Photographs 
Through September 30, 1990 
John A. and Helen P. Becker 

Caponigro's elegant images, 
taken with a view camera, reveal 

natural and man-made monuments 
without the.human presence. This 
selection from the Museum's 
collection includes a series of 
dramatic views of Stonehenge, the 
celebrated prehistoric structure. 

Twentieth-Century Art from the 


September 25, 1990 through 

March 31, 1990 

Twentieth Century Gallery 

Bowdoin's varied collection of 
twentieth-century European and 
American painting, sculpture, 
d ra wings, and photographs has not 
until now had a gallery of its own. 
This extended showing will 
provide an opportunity to study 
works dating from World War I to 
the present day. Among the artists 
included are Jacques Villon, Lyonel 
Feininger, Marsden Hartley, Man 
Ray, Marguerite and William 
Zorach, Arshile Gorky, Andrew 
Wyeth, and Alex Katz. 

Museum Hours: 
Tuesday-Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 
p.m. Sunday 2 to 5 p.m. 

Closed Monday and national 

8 September 14, 1990 

The Bowdoin Orient 

Hurlin to perform 
"A Cool Million" 

Dan Hurlin to bring A Cool Million to Bowdoin's Pickard Theater, September 28 and29, 8 p.m. 


(Continued from page 7) 

him play. Night after night, Otis set 
the standard for a new, more 
aggressive style of blues, that 
influenced fellow Chicago 
musicians like Freddie King, Buddy 
Guy, Magic Sam, Luther Allison, 
and Tyrone Davis. 

Zora Young-Blues song stylist, 
Zora Young, turns any stage into 
her own musical parlor, with sassy, 
candid lyricsdestined to be heartfelt 
by all, including the most jaded 
aficionados. Zora has been reaching 
out to audiences all her life, singing 

gospel, soul, and finally blues in 
that order. 

Eddie Kirkland-Born on a cotton 
plantation in Jamaica, Eddie 
Kirkland got his start in the music 
business at the age of twelve as part 
of the Sugar Girl's Medicine Show. 
Kirkland made his mark in the 
world of blues in 1962 with the 
recording of the album/'It's the 
Blues Man." His shows are an 
electric combination of rockin' soul 
and blues. 

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Profits achieved great local 
popularity during the seventies and 
also left their mark on the Chicago 
and New Orleans music scenes. In 
1 977, they released an album, which 
they recorded in Lewiston. Since 
the Blue Flames formed, they have 
opened for Stevie Ray Vaughn, 
James Cotton, and B.B. King. 

The concert promises to be 
incredible! Tickets are $10 for 
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Advance tickets may be purchased 
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Dan Hurlin, a New York 
performance artist, will be 
appearing in his one-man 
production of A Cool Million on 
Friday and Saturday, September 
1 28 and 29, at 8:00 pm in Pickard 

Recently, Hurlin won a Village 
Voice OBIE Award for his 
performance of A Cool Million. 
Thisactisan adaption of the 1920's 
novel by Nathaniel West in which 
Hurlin presents some fifty different 
characters. The subject of the 
performance is the "tale of a 
country bumpkin, Lemuel Pitkin, 
seeking his fortune in the shark- 
filled waters of free enterprise." 

As Visiting Artist and Lecturer 
in the Division of Dance in the 
department of Theater Arts at 
Bowdoin, Hurlin is teaching two 
courses in performance art for 
students interested in movement, 

acting, directing and visual art 
Hurlin comments that he "attempts 
to walk the line between the 
narrative tradition in theater and 
the structures I find in other art 
forms (music, dance, visual art, 
performance)... I am trying todefine 
for myself a new 'story-telling,' a 
form of theater that can be uniquely 
my own without falling prey to 
traditional theatrical wisdom." 

Tickets for the production areS7 
in advance and S9 at the door. 
Tickets for children and senior 
citizens are S3 in advance and S5 at 
the door. All tickets are now 
available at Moulton Union, 
Macbean's Music in Brunswick, 
Amadeus Music in Portland, and 
Record Connection in Watervilla 

The event is sponsored by 
Bowdoin's Department of Dance/ 
Theater Arts with funds from the 
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. 


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USA 1980 119 minutes 

Friday, September 14, Smith 
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Robert DeNiro won an Oscar 
for his portrayal of 
middleweight boxing champ 
Jake La Motta. De Niro creates 
a convincing image of the 
"Bronx Bull," whose 
unrelenting pursuit of the 
championship destroyed his 
personal life. 

Mean Streets 

USA 1973 112 minutes 

Saturday, September 15, 
Smith Auditorium, 7:30 and 
10:00 p.m. 

Director Scorsese examines 
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of a Mafia family in New York's 
Little Italy. This intense story 

dramatizes the slow climb in 
that hierarchy of a young 
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struggle with the decisions he 
must face. Conflicting desires 
and motivations such as an 
uncle urging him onward, a 
deep Catholic upbringing, a 
young devoted friend, and love 
for a beautiful young girl- 
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Wednesday, September 19, 
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8:00 p.m. 

Kurosawa delves into the 
mysteries of "truth" by 
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The Bowdoin Orient 

September 14, 1990 ' 

The Bowdoin Orient 


Cross country hopes to remain a step ahead 

Men ready after rigorous training Women among best in New England 

Orient Contributor 

The fall season promises to be an exciting 
one for the men's cross country team. 

Six letterwinners return from last year's 
squad, which finished sixth out of eleven teams 
at the NESCAC meet. Factor in a promising 
groupof underclassmen and a heavy individual 
off-season training schedule, and Coach Peter 
Slovenski's optimism appears well-founded. 

'The team has looked very good in the pre- 
season, and I think that's because we've had 
more guys running more miles this summer 
than Bowdoin's ever had," commented an 
enthusiastic Slovenski. 

Counted on to provide leadership for the 
harriers this fall will be senior co-captains John 
Dougherty, of Eliot, Maine, and Lance Hickey, 
of New York City. 

These guys really set the tone for the team 
in the workouts," noted their longtime coach. 
"They're tough racers, too, and we'll be looking 
for their leadership in the upcoming meets." 

Speedy track runners Bill Callahan '92 and 
Andrew Yim '93 have shown tremendous 
improvement this fall, and big things will be 
expected from them. 

The key to the team's ultimate success, 
however, may be the performance of Sam 
Sharkey '93, who still needs several weeks of 
training to attain his top form. 

"A lot depends on him," said Slovenski. 'If 
he comes through, we could have a really big 

Senior Rob McDowell will also be important 
down the stretch, while sophomores Colin 
Tory, Dave Wood, and Andy Kinley have 
opened some eyes in the preseason. 

They will be joined by classmates John 
Eikenburg and Kevin Thomson, as well as Bob 
Ornstein '92. 


Orient Staff 

Colin Tory '93 leads a Colby runner in last year's action. Tory and his teammates will be 
hosting the first meet of the year on September 22. File photo by Annalisa Sch morleitz. 

Chris Quinn appears to be the best of a 
strong crop of first-year students, which also 
includes Russell Crandall, Brian Dirlam, and 
Michael Pena. 

The team's long-term objective lies in 
preparing for the New England Division HI 
meeton November 10, withSlovenski hoping 
for a top-seven finish. 

The first order of business, though, is the 
September 22 opener, at high noon on the 
Bowdoin 5-mile course against, in particular, 
Division I UNH and Rhode Island. 

"It would be a great accomplishment if we 
could beat oneof them, but I think it's possible 
on our home course," said Slovenski. 

1989 was a banner year for Bowdoin's 
women's cross country. The Polar Bears 
were ranked twelfth in the national Division 
III poll, placed second at the prestigious 
NESCAC meet, and third in the Division 
III New Englands. 

This year the team is at least as strong, as 
only twoof last year's top seven graduated, 
most of the team is healthy, and a promising 
group of first-year students have come out 
for the team. 

Senior co-captains Margaret Heron, Kim 

Dirlam, and Jennifer Snow, all entering their 
fourth season of varsity competition, are 
"psyched" for the team's chances in the 
upcoming season. 

Dirlam commented on the team's depth and 
added that they expect another high quality 

"We know we can compete with any team in 
New England, regardless of division." 

Heron is coming off her best cross country 
season ever, making the All-Maine and All- 
ECAC teams. Her classmate Marilyn Fredey 
returns as an All-New England selection and a 
former cross country and track Ail-American. 
Both have returned in tip-top condition. Gwen 
Kay '91 has lettered for the past three seasons 
and should add to the depth and experience of 
the team. 

Sophomores will play a pivotal role in the 
team's success this year. AH- American Eileen 
Hunt '93, a fierce competitor, returns after a 
phenomenal first season and should combine 
with Fredey to form an extremely potent one- 
two punch. 

Sophomores Tricia Connell and Ashley 
Wernher both ran in the top seven last year, 
and ought to be even stronger this year. 

First-year students Mika Van Zante a nd Sarah 
Perrotti should also contribute to the team's 
success. Van Zante is a 5:07 miler and Was one 
of the top high school runners in Colorado last 
year. Perrotti, from Clinton, New York, ran 
number one for the state championship team 
last year. 

"With good leadership from the seniors and 
talented underclassmen, we should equal our 
success of last year," commented fourth-year 
coach Slovenski. 

The Polar Bears will see what they are made 
of next week, as they open at home against 
Division I competitors Brown and Boston 

Football prepares for tough schedule 


Orient Sports Editor 

"You'll see an exciting team this 
year," predicts head football coach 
Howard Vandersea as the 1990 
Bowdoin football team heads into a 
tough eight game schedule. 

With a roster featuring experience 
and depth, led by seniorco-captains 
Steve Cootey, John Hartnett, and 
Dan Smith, the squad is looking to 
put some numbers up on both the 
scoreboard and in the win column. 

The team has returned "in very 
good shape" according to 
Vandersea, and has had two weeks 
of solid, injury-free practice 

Coach Vandersea has seen an 
improved offense in practice. "We 
have the ability to score," said the 
head coach who will direct an 
offense that will try to balance the 
running and passing games 

The defense will be anchored by 
five of last year's top eight tacklers, 
and is particularly experienced in 
the secondary. 

Returning defenders accounted 
for all 1 1 of the teams interceptions 
last season. 

Just how ready for the season the 
team is will be answered in part by 

a scrimmage with Williams 
tomorrow in Danvers, 

Massachusetts. The Ephmen were 
undefeated last fall and should 
provide a stern test for the Polar 

Success on defense will depend 
largely on the leadership provided 
by captains Hartnett and Cootey, 
who head up strong secondary and 
linebacking corps. 

Hartnett will fill the strong safety 
position, as his pass defending 
abilities were exhibited last year by 
his four interceptions. 

Cootey led the '89 squad with 80 
total tackles and has started at 
linebacker for three years. 

Other outstanding returners 
include tackle Andrew Pet itjean '92, 
who brings experience to a young 
line, and defensive back Mike 
Webber '92 who led the team in 
interceptions and was fifth in tackles 
last season. 

The offense features depth and 
experience in the backfield, with all 
but oneof last year's top five rushers 

Quarterback Mike Kirch '90 will 
direct the offense with Jim LeClair 
*92, Eric LaPlaca '93, and Sean 
Sheehan '91 filling the running back 
slots behind him. These four 

combined forovera thousand yards 
in rushing in 1989, and should be 
very tough foropponents to contain 
this season. 

One reason that therunninggame 
should be formidable is the blocking 
provided by the offensive line. 

Led by co-captain Smith, Dan 
Loiselle '91, and Dan Seale '92, the 
line is almost as experienced as the 
backfield it is blocking for. 

The play of the receiving corps, 
termed by Coach Vandersea as the 
surprise of pre-season, will be a big 
key to effectiveness of the offense. 

Vandersea said that the receivers 
came back in excellent shape, and 
that he will look to juniors Loren 
Stead and Jeff Lewis, as well as 
sophomores Tom Muldoon and 
John Vegas for contribution from 
wide receiver. 

The kicking game will be handled 
by Kirch, who averaged 32.2 yards 
per punt last year, and Jim Carenzo 
'93, who will take care of the 
placekicking chores. 

Coach Vandersea is encouraged 
by what he has seen so far this fall. 

This is one of the fastest teams 
we've had." 

"We have the potential to have a 
winning team," said Vandersea, 
"We'll take it a play at a time." 

The football squad working on special teams in preparation for tomorrow's 
Williams scrimmage. Photo by Chris Strassel. 

10 September 14, 1990 

The Bowdoin Orient 

The Curse and other musin 


Orient Staff 

Time to turn back the clock. The 
yearls 1918. World War I bending. 
Woodrow Wilson is president 
And the Red Sox beat the Cubs in 
six games to win their fourth 

World Series in seven years. 

The following is a brief history 
of time since that event: 

1920— Red Sox sell Babe Ruth 
to the Yankees for $105,000 rather 
than honor his request to be 
switched to the outfield. What a 
brilliant decision! I mean, who 
needs 714 home runs anyway? 

1946 — Red Sox finally return to 
World Series only to lose to 
Cardinals in seven games. Final 
game decided when Enos 
Slaughter scores from first on a 
single, as Sox SS Johnny Pesky 
hesitates on the relay throw. 

1949— Sox lead Yankees by a 
game with two to play in New 
York. Of course, they lose both. 
The Yankees win the World Series 
and David Halberstam writes a 
best seller about the whole affair. 

1950— Ted Williams breaks his 
elbow in the All-Star Game. Sox 
hit .302 as a team for the year and 
still finish third. 

1967 — Sox win the pennant in 
Vthe Impossible Dream season 

Once again the Cardinals beat them 
in seven games. Bob Gibson wins 
three of the games. Dave Stewart, 

1972— -Seasonbegins with a strike, 
similar tortus $eason,Soxfinish half 
agamebehindDetroit r becausethey 
play one game fewer. 

1975— Sox vsT Reds in World 
Series. Boston wins Game 6 in 
incredible fashion. They lead Ga me 
7, 3-0, in the sixth inning, until Bill 
Lee throws a two out, two strike, 
slop curve to the slumping Tony 
Perez, who hits it onto the Mass. 
Pike — outbound lanes. Reds go on 

1978— Sox lead Yankees by 14 
games in late July. Naturally, they, 
blow the lead and are forced mtoa 
one game playoff at Fenway. 
Leading 2-0, Mike Torrez faces the 
weak -hitting Bucky Dent with two 
on and two out in the 7th inning. 
You know the rest 

1 986— The ultimate. Game 6. Sox 
lead three games to two and 5-3 
with two out in the bottom of the 
10th inning and no one on base. 
Threehits and a wild pitch later and 
the score is tied with a runner on 
second. Mookie Wilson hits a 
ground ball to Bill Buckner for the 
apparent third out but Buckner just 
manages to get out of the way of the 
ball to keep the curse in good 

Shouldn't W90 be 
different? Its been seventy 
years since that Ruth sale, 
and lookzuhat the Red Sox 
have been through. 

working order. 

Shouldn't 1990 be different? Its 
been seventy years Since that Ruth 
sale, and took at what the Red Sox 
have been through. Seventy is a 
good round number, certainly a big 
number, and long enough for a 
curse. The gods have to stop 
laughing sometime; don't they? 

Look at this year's team, built 
around team spirit and unity. No 
more of "25 guys> 25 cabs>" Some of 
its members were On the 1986 team. 
Others already own World Series 
rings; Boddicker, Brunansky, 
Reardon, Marshall, and Danny 
Heep,a member of the 1986 Mets. 

This is a team that opened the 
year with two solid starters, rto first 
baseman, and no healthy right 
fielder. This isateam that Wasgivjng 
Bill Buckner a look in spring 
training. Enter Tom Bolton, Greg 
Harris, Carlos Quintana, Tom 

Brunansky, Mike Marshall, Tony 
Pena and Jeff Gray. AH of a sudden 
the Red Sox are in first place. 

Theyhave withstood thelossesof 
Jeff Reardon, of Dwight Evans for 
much of the season, of Lee Smith, 
now of Roger Clemens, who is 
recovering very qukkly^They can't 
hit home runs or steal bases. But 
starting pitching has carried them. 
Now their lead is dwindling again, 
as Toronto comes on, strong. 
Oakland, the probable AL West 
champ, looks unbeatable. 

How about this scenario? 

The Sox blow the division toad, 
forcing a one game playoff with the 
Blue Jays. Dave Stieb outpitches 
Roger Clemens for seven innings. 
He leads 2-0 before walking two 
men in the eighth. With two out, 
manager Cito Gaston allows him to 
pitch to Marty Barrett Barrett 
launches a three-run homer over 
the Green Monster and Clemens 
holds on, getting thelast out when 
Mookie Wilson grounds to first. 
Quintana plays there now. 

DaveStewart beats Clemens twice 
in the ALCS, but the Sox push the 
series to seven ga mes.Ste wa rt leads 
2-1 in the ninth, when, with a man 
on, Mike Greenwell hits a drive to 
deep right-center. Willie McGee, 
playing for the injured Dave 
Henderson, gets a glove on it, hits 

the wall, and drops it over the 
fence for a game-winning home 

In a rematch of the 1975 classic, 
the Sox meet the Reds. Wade 
Boggs serves the whole team 
chicken befbrethe first game, and 
they go on to sweep the Reds in 
four straight 

Oh well; it's always nice to 

Now, seriously, the A's and 
Reds will win the Wests. The 
Pirates will win the NL East; this 
is their year. And the Red Sox will 
hang on in the AL East. 
Remember, their challengers are 
the Blue Jays, noted choke artists 
in their own right. Pirates over 
Reds in seven. A's over Sox, with 
or without Clemens, in five. Give 
the Pirates a couple of games in 
the Series; they are a well- 
balanced team. But the pick, as it 
was at the start of the season, 
remains Oakland. 

By the way, maybe the Red Sox 
have passed the curse on to the 
rest of the city's teams. With the 
Celtics blowing the series with 
the Knicks, the Bruins getting 
hammered by Edmonton,and the 
Pats faking a field goal on 4th and 
13, New England could be in for 
70 more long years. 

Crew ready to row 


Orient Contributor 

Rugby looks for more success 


Orient Contributor 

The air is getting crisper, and the 
leaves on the trees will soon burst 
into the colors of autumn, which 
can mean only one thing; its time for 
the Bowdoin Rugby Club to begin 
its fall campaign. 

1990 is going to be an exciting 
season for rugby at Bowdoin. 

The team is coming off another 
strong showing in 1989 and has a 
deep j3ool of talent to call on. Depth, 
tradition and pride are going to be 
the calling cards of Bowdoin rugby 
in 1990. 

The team is incredibly fortunate 
to have a tremendous mix of senior 
leadership and a large corps of 
underclassmen with two years of 

The Bowdoin scrummies will be 
lead by senior captain Mitchell 
"Killer" Zuklie, who in four years 
has been selected to the All-New 

England squad twice. 

The pack will be further bolstered 
by the return of seniors Theodore 
Maston, Alan Parks, Cannon Reilly, 
and Gregg Linburg, who bring with 
them a combined fifteen seasons of 
experience both at Bowdoin and 

The returning Bowdoin pack from 
last year's campaign features one of 
the most feared front rows in the 
entire state of Maine, made up of 
Richard "Kip" Curtis 91, Andy 
"Pookie" Cowan 92, and Eban "The 
Animal" Adams 92. 

The pack is blessed with depth at 
all positions that should give the 
B.R.F.C. the type of quality "B" side 
that most clubs can only dream of. 
At scrum half Bowdoin has 
arguably the best player at his 
position in Division 11 New England 
rugby— Mike Daust— who was 
chosen to be the starting scrum half 
on the All-New England collegiate 
side last season. 

He will be backed up by the "B" 
side starter Todd "L.T." Krapf. 

The Bowdoin backfield is also 
blessed by talent and depth. Co- 
captain Justin Givots was yet 
another Bowdoin rugger chosen to 
the All-New England collegiate side. 

Together with returning senior 
Peter Holtz, juniors Mark Bowen, 
Chip Brewer and Tad Renvyle, 
Bowdoin will have a team of 
aggressive and quick backs. 

Coach Rick Scala has high hopes 
for success in the coming season. 
According to Scala, it is the depth of 
this team which will be its greatest 
asset over the long haul. 

The scrimmage on Tuesday night 
against the Portland Rugby Club 
proved that the B.R.F.C. has the 
talent to perform well against 
experienced teams. 

The club intends to build on their 
strong showing and turn the 
intensity up a notch this weekend 
when they face of f against Norwich. 

Bowdoin Crew is preparing for 
its fall season with a host of eager 
first-year students and several 
returning seniors, and the resultant 
complicated training schedule. 

The officers for the club are co- 
captains Dave Moore-Nichols '91 
and Clay Berry '93, equipment 
officer Jake Carbine '93, practice 
officer Clark Eddy '91, general 
manager Mehda Patel '93, and social 
chairperson Katherine Perrine '91. 
The officers were chosen at the end 
of the spring 1990 season. Four 
senior rowers— Perrine, Marina 
Heusch, Heather Brennan, and 
Tucker Shaw — have come back from 
junior years abroad, and will 
probably be racing competitively. 
The returning women will help fill 
the gaps left by the four juniors 
away this semester — Maria 
Gindhart, Beth Lalumiere, Hope 
Metcalf, and Gwynne Oosterbaan. 
All crew members are thrilled by 
the strong interest in rowing shown 
by the class of 1994 — over 90 first 
year students came to the first 
organizational meeting. After the 
first few practices the team now 
numbers about 60 members, but as 

Moore-Nichols says, "Picture 
yourself with three racing boats, one 
functional boat, and 60 people!" The 
enthusiasm to row has created a 
small problenvassigningeach rower 
to a boat and getting each boat onto 
the water. "It's good that so many 
people have come out — it's 
organizing everything that's 
difficult," said Berry. 

Crew faces a tough schedule, 
starting with the Head of the 
Androscoggin on September 22 and 
continuing with a race each 
weekend until the season ends with 
their biggest challenge, the Head of 
the Charles on October 21. Guiding 
the club through will be coaches 
William Brown, Bob Kanewski, and 
newcomer Kirk Doggett. 

Though as of this writing 
permanent boats have not vet been 
set, water practices have already 
begun on the Androscoggin River. 
Peter De Staebler '93 is enthused 
that the season has begun, saying, 
"I'm really excited to get back on the 
water after not rowingall summer." 
Even more excited are the novice 
rowers, many of whose feelings are 
expressed by Nick Jacobs '94. "I've 
wanted to row crew for a long time, 
and I've finally gotten my chance to 
do it. And I'm psyched!' 

Fun Run this Sunday 

Maine physical therapists are run stretching clinic led by sports 

sponsoring a 5-mile Fun Run on physical therapists and spC 

Sunday September 30th that will massages after the Run. There Ji 

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Week m Maine^ donated b ^ meicha 5 

This year's Fun Run will begin dinner tickets, gift certificates and 

and end at the Brunswick High sports items. 

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The Bowdoin Orient 

September 14, 1990 11 

Golf team tees up 
for the new season 


Orient Contributor 

The Bowdoin golf team has been 
narrowed to 13 players in the last 

The squad is made up of three 
sophomores,six juniors and four 
seniors including returning seniors 
Brad Chin and Alex Ruttenbcrg, two 
of the top five golfers from last year. 

The final decision for this year's 

five players has not been made 

Coach Terry Meagher and 

• a nt coac h Walter Moulton will 

make final cuts by this weekend, 

when the team hosts the Bowdoin 


Each of these five players will 
play 36 holes,and the top four scores 
will be official. 

Last year the Bears placed third 

out of the twelve teams present. 
According to Coach Meagher, all 
the teams are of similar abilities, 
and he hopes the team will again 
place in the top five. 

Over the season, Meagher wants 
the team to be competitive, as they 
were last year. 

Unlike the players in many other 
sports, golfers must adjust to each 
new course as well as the 

The team looks forward to the fall 
season, which is a great time to play 
golf, according to Meagher. 

Some of the highlights of the 
season will be the CBB meet, which 
Bowdoin won last year, on 
September 24, and the New 
Englands at the close of the season, 
where Meagher hopes the team can 
place in the top 15. 

Women's soccer will be stepping into action today against Middlebury at 3:30 at Pickard Field. The 
men's team will open their season this afternoon at 3:00 versus the U. N.E. Photo by Chris Strassel. 

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A dry weekend ? 

So there won't be any fraternity 
parties this weekend, what's the 
big deal? 
So we won't be spending fifteen 
minutes inching between twenty people to 
reach the bar, or wiping beer off our shirt, 
or drinking until we fall, hit our head and 
are taken to Parkview Memorial Hospital. 

That's the big deal — five students have 
been taken to one of two local hospitals in 
the three weeks we have been on campus. 
One student remained hospitalized for 
three days. That's a problem. 

So now Advisor to Fraternities Robert 
Stuart and the fraternity alumni are 
considering radical restrictions to the social 
policies of most of the houses on campus. 
They have suggested parties be run by 
invitation only and that each house be 
prohibited from spending it's own money 
on alcohol. 

Richard Morrill, a trustee of the college 
and a member of the Alumni Student Inter- 
fraternity Council told students at 
Monday's meeting, "We are here to see if 
we can't sit down with you and work up 
some liveable rules where you folks could 
begin to live up and take some 
responsibility for yourself and other 

Yet he, 11 alumni, and Stuart excluded 
the students from discussions about their 
proposed changes and they began the 
meeting by punishing the fraternities 
throughan indefinite ban on campus-wide 

What the governing powers of the ASI FC 
are doing is inherently hypocritical. The 
alumni have sent Bowdoin's fraternities 
up to their room, and now they're knocking 

on the door and asking the students to act 
like adults and take charge of their own 

The alumni's understanding of the need 
for a serious change in attitude of many 
fraterniriesand fraternity members toward 
drinking is certainly on target and it is 
good that they are taking part in solving 
the problem. However, their exclusion of 
students from that process of change and 
the subsequent student anger proved that 
a workable policy cannot be achicvedif the 
two groups continue to act as separate 

Irresponsible drinking is a problem 
affecting and caused by the whole 
community. Students — both in fraternities 
and not — must curb their out-of-control 
behavior. But fraternities, as the primary 
campus distributor of alcohol to students, 
should realize their central role in this 
mess and make some radical changes in 
their behavior and attitudes toward 

Up to this point, many students have 
allowed the "adults" to deal with the 
problems of irresponsible drinking, by 
failing to seriously address the issue. 

Perhaps a moratorium on fraternity 
parties will shock the student body into 
action. And perhaps on Saturday night 
instead of pumping the tap, we can begin 
to identify realistic solution to the problem. 

Without such an internal initiative, the 
gap between fraternities and 
administration and between students and 
alumni will become too large to bridge, 
and sooner or later someone will drink 
him or herself to death. 

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herein, and neither it, nor the faculty assumes any responsibility for the views 
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Why do alumni care? 

Although most letters printed in the 

Orient are addressed "To the Editor," 

this one was specifically written as 


To Fraternity Students: 

The question is — why should a 
grown man with a wife and two 
kids, an old house which constantly 
needs work, another job, lots of 
other interests, and four Calgary's 
and a Sharp's in his own refrigerator 
worry about the rules regarding 
alcohol for fraternity students at 
Bowdoin? In fact, why should any 
of those fraternity alumni care about 
it at all? They must have better 
things to do. 

The argument goes — it is a rite of 
passage, a constitutional right, a 
rite of adulthood and a rite of 
adulthood and arightof adulthood. 
Drinking is a personal decision and 
the business of the students. 
Drinking is going to happen 
anyway. Students are going to get 
drunk. Yes, someone is going to die 
at some point as a result of it. 
Fraternities will always take all the 
abuse no matter what they do. It's 
all inevitable, so let it go. 

The reasons why these grown 
adults seem to be getting in the way 
of things? DThey just like to flex 
their muscles, the ones they once 
had in college. 2)They get paid for 
doing this. 3)They care about their 
fraternities. 4)They care about the 
reputation of their college. 5)They 
care about the students. 

Now for an opinion. I really don't 
think that any of them are just 
interested in "flexingtheir muscles." 
Those kinds of people certainly fo 
exist, but I don't think it is what we 
are talking about here. They are not 
getting paid anything for the time 
they give up, except a few free meals, 
perhaps. 1 am the only one who gets 
paid anything for all this and I don't 
get paid any more for confronting 
students or getting muddled in 
controversy. I get paid the same 
amount whether I am being verbally 
complimented or wildly criticized 
in writing. For one special low price 
I get criticism from all sides for 
being in the other's camp and for 
having misplaced loyalty — "one of 
the old boys" and just part of 'The 
Administration," at once. 

I think these alumni care about 
their fraternities — some, but that is 
mostly the draw and less what they 
are really committed to. They are 

loyal to their college — to some 
degree. I think what they really care 
about is students and helping 
students have as good as an 
experience or perhaps a much better 
experience than they had at 
Bowdoin. Alumni care about seeing 
their fraternity, which means 
something to them, survive. They 
care about seeing the college and 
fraternities work out some sort of 
amicable arrangement of which all 
parties can be proud and about 
which they will all boast. They care 
about the lives of students. They 
don't want to see someone die as a 
result of alcohol. They care about 
the academic education of students 
and how they know alcohol can 
affect 'it. They care about the quality 
of the social lives of students. 

It seems crazy that we are arguing 
about the rules regarding alcohol. 
The real issue is not the rules. The 
real question is — should alumni care 
that much? If students feel strongly 
that alumni shouldn't get as 
involved, they should say so. 
Perhaps they're right. 

Finally, a reality. If the survival of 
fraternities is important to students, 
and I am not searching for any 
particular answer to that, they must 
do a lot. I have no doubt that they 
are capable of doing it all on their 
own, if they wish. But, their job will 
be much easier if they have the 
support of these alumni. Also, you 
have to figure that if this group of 
alumni, and the Dean of Students 
and the Advisor to Fraternities 
(those few who have been most 
actively supporting fraternities 
recently) all concluded it was not 
worth the effort and they made this 
sentiment public, it would weaken 
the sills of the entire fraternity 
system at Bowdoin in a very 
significant way. (That's a nice way 
of saying something quite obvious.) 
There are those who are willing 
to help, and those who fall far short 
of what I consider to be our ethical 
and educational responsibility (I 
include all of those employed by the 
college and most alumni in this 
group), but, ultimately, it will be up 
to the entire fraternity student group 
to make some big decisions about 
what is important to them and what 
is not. That is just a reality. 
Bob Stuart'77 
Advisor to Fraternities 

The Bowdoin Orient 

September 14, 1990 13 

The Bowdoin Orient 


Is Bowdoin making a serious effort to diversify? 

□ The Coalition for Concerned Students proposes a call for serious action 


Orient Focus Editor 

In any pluralistic society, interest groups, 
whether on the state or federal level, try to 
coordinate policy in conjuction with 
legislators while formulating public policy. 
Often interest groups are unhappy with an 
existing law. In such instances, these groups 
have the opportunity to change the status 
quo. But it is not easy. Concessions and 
compromises are inevitably made by 
aninterest group as a way to try to meet its 
orginal objectives. 

With this framework in mind, Bowdoin is 
no different. Many organizations desire 
change, and the above process is employed 
by groups and the Administration. One such 
organization, the Coalition for Concerned 
Students, is in the beginning stages of 
changing an existing policy at Bowdoin. 

Last May, the group sent a proposal, listing 
its demands, to former President Greason, 
President Edwards, Deans Jervis, Lewellan, 
Fuchs, Brown, and to Helen Cafferty, Thomas 
Hochstettler and to all department chairs. 

In this prosposal, the group cites the final 
paragraph of "The Purpose of the College" 
prepared by the Faculty-Student Committee 
on Curriculum and Educational Policy in 
1976: "The College is not and should not be 
cloistered or monastic retreat from the 
problems of the world. Rather, the College is 
a collection of people deeply and passionately 
involved in their community, their nation, 
and their world. When liberal arts education 
is faithful to its mission, it encourages and 
trains young people who are sensitive to the 
crucial problems of our time and who have 
the kind of mind and the kind of inspiration 
to address them fearlessly and directly. This 
is its goal and the standard by which it should 
be judged." The coalition questions whether 
or not the above statement is in fact indicative 
of Bo wdoin's present situtkm: "Should liberal 
arts education' include the concept (put into 
practice) of diversity? Should that diversity 
extend to the faculty by actual representation 
of diverse groups within that faculty? The 
answer to these questions must be nothing 
else than 'yes.' As students, we are tired of 
Administrative lip service, inaction and non- 
communciation. We are tired of timid 

...the group insists that 
the administration have 
a plan of action and 
address their demands 
by Nov. 2. 

attempts by the Bowdoin Adminstration in 
what are generally accepted here as moves 
toward 'diversification.'" 

In the proposal, the coalition's demands 
include: a significant increase in the number 
of faculty from minority groups (including 
women) reflecting the demographical 
percentages of these groups in the United 
States, the creation of position in Gay and 
Lesbian Studies to be advertised for and held 
by an 'out' homosexual man or lesbian, and 
the cooperation from all those who receive 
this document. This call for action also urges 
the Administration to both enact Trinity 

College's plan requiring departments to only 
interview minority perspectives for any open 
teaching positions, and adopt Swarthmore 
College's conviction to the immediate 
alleviation of the problem of faculty 

Also included in the prospoal, the Coalition 
for Concerned Students has many ideas as a 
way to attract minorities to Bowdoin. The 
group has suggested to the Administration 
that a comphrehensive recruiting program 
be implemented whereby minority Ph.D. 
candidates are invited to give lectures to the 
community. By doing this, minorities would 
have the opportunity to familiarize with the 
College's students and surroundings. The 
group also urged the Administration to use 
rosters and directories of professional 
association memberships as a tool to attract 
prospective miniority professors. 

Finally, the group insists that the 
Administration have a plan of action, 
addressing these demands by Nov. 2. 

One of the group's members discussed this 
prosposal with President Edwards earlier 
this week. He was receptive to the idea and 
wants to meet with the Coalition for 
Concerned Students discuss the proposal 

What will happen? Regardless of the 
consequences, I unequivocaly agree with the 
group's idea that Bowdoin should have a 
more diversified faculty. I am, however, 
concerned about how practical and realistic 
these demands are. Should the group expect 
the President, who will beoffically inguarated 
Oct. 26 just one week away from the Nov. 2 
deadline, to respond in six weeks? Currently, 
President Edwards is trying to acclimate to 
his new surroundings, by getting acquainted 
with students and faculty. 

When Mikhail Gorbachev assumed the top 
position in the Kremlin in the Soviet Union in 
1985, he faced and is still tackling some serious 
problems. He has tried to implement glasnost 
and perestroika, two sweeping reforms with 
the aims of transforming thecountry's limited 
freedom of speech and inefficient command 
economy into an open society and efficient 
market economy. Gorbachev has learned that 
change evolves with time, not overnight. 
Soviet citizens have to realize this, yet they 
are still disgruntled that there is no food in 

The Coalition for Concerned Students also 
has to recognize that its meaningful plan will 
take time to implement. If Nov. 2 rolls around 
around and there is no response from the 
Administration, the group will undoubtly be 
upset. On the other hand, just as many Soviet 
Union citizens viewGorbachev and nowBoris 
Yeltsinas saviors, the group should not expect 
President Edwards to meet its objectives 
overnight. One person cannot change a 
situation by him or herself. Rather, the effort 
and motivation has to come from the entire 
community. To achieve this, the group needs 
to educate the student body about their 
objectives in hope of moblizing more support 
for their call of action. It can be done, but it 
will take time. 

Although the group compared the number 
of Bowdoin miniority professors to other 
selective small liberal arts colleges, I urge the 
group to do some more homework. There is 
a myth that there are not enough qualified 
miniority doctoral candidates in graduate 
school. I do not know, but I would be very 
interested in finding out. Instead of basing 
agrumentation on emotion and 
generalizations, the group needs to present 

facts to the community. One idea is to call 
graduate schools to see how many miniorites 
are in doctoral programs. If the numbers 
show that there are several minorites 
candidates in various academic fields, then 
this will stregthen the group's agrument, 
consequently making their case more 
compelling and valid. Until this done, the 
group has not fully educated the community. 

Another one of my concerns lies with the 
enactment of Trinity College's method of 
hiring professors. Quite frankly, it advocates 
a discriminatory policy that is unworthy of an 
educated community such as Bowdoin. If the 
administration were to adopt this plan, many 
qualified people will be excluded from the 
hiring process. By conciously hiring or seeking 
to hire professors soley by ethnic heritage 
that they happened to have been born into, 
Bowdoin will be denying itself the fullest 
potential of the available applicant post of 
qualified professors seeking employment 

In the end, this process reverts to how 
effective an interest group is at moblizing 

The Coalition has to 
recognize that its plan 
will take time to 

support and influencing a legislative body, 
and how recepetive the latter party will be to 
the former's objectives. With the case of the 
Coalition for Concerned Students, it 
undoubtly will be a challenge. But if the 
group continues to educate the (.omrnunity 
and Administration, change will occur. 

If you disagree with my views, please see 
this as opportunity to express your own. But 
rise above personal attacks and use this as a 
forum to discuss your views in the hope of 
furthering our community of education and 
free thought. 

Andrew Wheeler is a sophomore, who will address 
this topic in depth in a future Focus section. 

□ Kathi Brown's legacy will endure 


Orient Assistant News Editor 

I remember too vividly my first few weeks 
at Bowdoin. 

Like all the other 300 plus students, college 
was a new experience. It was my first 
experience living in a predominantly white 
environment and being the only Black West- 
Indian in an entire community. The ignorant 
questions and statements that my Black 
women friends and I encountered whenever 
we ate together or "hang-out" soon became 

This decision has placed 
Bowdoin back into the 
Dark Ages as far as the 
issue of diversity is 

unbearable: "Why do Blacks always sit and 
eat together? Why are you people being so 
exclusive? Why do minorities need minority 

Frustrated and appalled with the level of 
ignorance on this campus I sought out Kathi 
Brown, the only minority counselor here. She 
taught me how to deal with the ignorant 
people, questions, remarks, racism and 
culture shock that was all a part of my first 
year here. 

Last May, Bowdoin denied Kathi Brown a 
contract renewal. This decision has placed 
Bowdoin back into the dark ages as far as 
addressing the issue of diversity on this 
campus. Numerous students wrote letters to 
Dean Jervis and held a conference with her to 
make our opinions known. Kathi was indeed 
doing a great job, after all, we, the students, 
who utilized her services, should know how 
effective she really was, not some 
administrator that sits behind a desk and 
evaluates someone's work on paper only, 
and comes to the conclusion that their 
performance is poor. ■ 

What's even more upsetting was that Dean 

Jervis has not given a concise reason for 
Kathi's release. Students were determined 
and tried to convey their views and explain 
to the Dean the important role Kathi played 
as a counselor. Our words fell on deaf ears 
which were experts at pretending to care 
for student's best interest. 

Once again Bowdoin ignored student 
pleas and threw out our input Bowdoin is 
a passive place most of the time and Kathi 
was determined to make a difference on 
this campus. She wanted to wake up the 
lame brains and dead heads that too often 
dazzle us with big words. Bowdoin wasn't 
ready and still isn't ready for such an 
awakening; maybe that's why Kathi's 
contract wasn't renewed for fear that she 
might actually enlighten the minds of the 
students, of the administration, and the 
minds of our faculty. 

So tell me; which one of ( her programs 
addressing difference got her fired? Was 
the administration perturbed when she 
started a support group for women of color 
so that we can have a stronger sense of 
community? I know, it had to be her 
program that was done through the Peer 
Counselors called "Bowdoin in The Mirror" 
where we the students acted our the 
classism, racism and all the other -isms that 
Bowdoin takes part in. Well it's time to 
shake up this place. 

Kathi may be gone from Bowdoin, but 
she planted seeds before she left and the/ re 
blooming. We're ready to turn this 
inhospitable community into a place where 
difference is valued and everyone is 
respected for who they are. Don't try to 
change someone because they're not like 
you, Team from them. 

Karen Edwards is a sophomore. 

The Orient accepts opinion pieces 
from all members of the Bowdion 
community. The opinions expressed 
here, including those of Orient staff 
members, do not reflect the views of 
the paper as a whole. 

14 September 14, 1990 

The Bowdoin Orient 

Bowdoin needs to seek out and find an identity 


Orient Contributors 

Janus Dialogue is a weekly 
attempt to promote active 
consideration of the issues which 
affect our lives and times. This 
week's topic: Bowdoin's future. 

John: With the arrival of a new 
President, the question of 
Bowdoin's future has risen to 
prominence. Questions regarding 
need-blind admissions, diversity, 
fraternities, a new student center, 
grading system, etc. - though not 
new - plead for clarification and 
answers. In the end, however, the 
answers to these issues will be 
contingent upon two realties: 
Bowdoin's evolving identity, and, 
on a more mundane level, 
Bowdoin's financial condition. 

Bill: Foronce,Icouldn'tagree more. 
However, that's because you said 
nothing of consequence. The issues 

must be prioritized and then further 

One issue in particular will 
dramatically affect the ability of 
Bowdoin to assert its own unique 
identity amid the myriad of liberal 
arts institutions in this country . That 
issue is that Bowdoin must become 
(and it has a long way to go) an 
incubator for free, uninhibited 
thought in an atmosphere of racial, 
ethnic, socioeconomic, and all other 
varieties of diversity. 

Given the state of our world 
today, in which a new, consensus- 
oriented international order seems 
to be talcing shape, young peoples' 
understanding of others and others' 
values is of primary importance to 
their ability to contribute in the 
world in which they will grow up. 

Jim: Bowdoin must cultivate a 
community of mutual respect and 
shared experience, based upon 
excellence in all fields of endeavor. 
The College will never incubate 
anything unless this relationship 


This is not just another 
academic year 


Orient Staff 

It is amazing to think that by 
the time these lines will reach 
your audience, two full weeks of 
classes would have gone by. In 
another two weeks, papers and 
mid-term exams will be all the 
rage (well! not exactly that). The 
student body will be, for two 
weeks in mid-semester, seen 
rushing en masse towards the 
library and the computer labs. 
Very soon, the first -year students 
willbeasmuch part of thecollege 
scene as the Union. 

Parents' Weekend, Fall Break, 
Thanksgiving. . . life promises to 
continue on as usual at Bowdoin 
College. This scenario is 
reassuring for a majority of the 
population. There is solace in 
status quo because one does not 
have to think, and be ready for 
changes which can often be 
difficult. But there are many 
unpleasant aspects of everyday 

lifes,and society in general, which 
we refuse to acknowledge. We 
would like to change such aspects, 
but the process of change is; at 
best, full of thefearof theunkown, 
at worst, painful. 

Regardless, it would be a 
monumental waste of one of our 
energetic years to let another 
academic year go by without 
bringing any progressive change 
in our lives and the lives of others 
around us. No matter how small, 
how insignificant the change 
might be; it would be worth while 
if it helps to make our society 
better in some way. Exams, 
vacations and sports will 
continue, but let us make sure 
that 1990-91 is not just 'another' 
acad emic year inourcomfortable, 
insulated college careers. Let the 
coming two semesters define a 
year of progressive change at 
Bowdoin College. 

Khurram Dastgir-Khan is a 

sophomore . 

between individuals in the college 
community exists. Only in such an 
environment will diversity truly 
enliven the discovery of self which 
stands at the heart of one's college 

Fraternities too will fail if they do 
not move beyond the provincialism 
of old social norms, and into a 
relationship of trust with the larger 
community. Indeed, the 
administration must improve, as 
Khurram Dastgir-Khan 

illuminated in his article. First 
Amendment: welcome pm . 

Bill: All incubation comments 
aside, the College must move 
forward boldly. Certainly the 
administration is in the position to 
affect the college's future, and 1 
would hope that the current 
administration would not choose 
to emphasize "shared experience" 
per se, because that has in the past 
and will continue in the future to 
lead to a laxity with regard to 
building a campus more 

representative of the demographic 
makeup of this nation and the 

Your emphasis is misplaced, 
John. Excellence in all fields of 
endeavor, in a true sense, can only 
occur when excellence incorporates 
the best that all cultures, traditions, 
and philosophies ha ve to offer. Such 
excellence must be based upon, to 
use your words, a community of 
mutual respect and open- 
mindedness, not the other way 

Bowdoin has a long row to hoe to 
keep its ideal of excellence in touch 
with today's world, a world which 
is drastically different from the one 
which existed in 1794. 

John: Well, Bill, unfortunately 
excellence is not contingent upon 
mutual respect. To excel on the 
athletic fields does not require 
respect for either teammates or 

As Bowdoin searches for an 
identity, it must insist on continuing 

its academic standards as its first 
priority. A campus enriched by an 
atmosphere of individual 
responsibility for the community, 
and broadened by diversity, will 
ensure this objective. 

Bill: Thanks for making it easy on 
me with your absurd and totally 
inaccurate statement about athletics. 
One of the biggest mistakes an 
athlete can make is to lack raapacl 
for his or her opponent. 

But, back to the issue. Progression 
toward a diverse future is, to me, the 
one driving force which will lead 
Bowdoin into excellence in both the 
near and distant future. Obviously, 
no one wants to see "academic 
standards", under their current 
definition, suffer, but a recvaluation 
of these standards along with a 
redirecting of these standards to fit 
an increasingly interactive world 
should be Bowdoin's goal. 

Bill llutflitz and John Nicholson are 
both seniors. 


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Two fires strike campus in three days 

Candle ignites small fire at Delta Sigma 


Orient Asst. News Editor 

Every fraternity's worst 
nightmare almost became a reality 
at Delta Sigma last Monday night. 
That's when a small fire started in 
oneof the roomsonthe second floor. 

A candle had been lit in the room, 
and when the occupant stepped out 
for a minute, the draperies caught 
fire. Chris Bull '92 was in his room 
when, at about 11:30 PM, he heard 
the fire alarm go off. Running out 
into the hall, he grabbed a fire 
extinguisher and entered the room 
where the draperies were on fire. 

The sprinkler system, which is 
activated by heat, went off as Bull 
started to put out the fire with the 
extinguisher, and the fire 
department arrived shortly 
thereafter. "Everything worked fine, 
which is good, because it could have 
been worse," said Bull. 

In fact, the worst part of the fire 
was the remedy. The sprinklers 
continued to spray water in the room 
for about fifteen minutes, left on 
because, as Bull stated, "the firemen 
wanted to make sure that the fire 
was absolutely out." 

Superficial damage amounted to 
a few soaked belongings and books, 
but the real extent of the damage in 
monetary terms is not yet known. 

"There was some leaking through the floor, but 
we're probably ok," said Bull. 

Mike Pander, Director of Security, was not 
surprised by the incident. "It was a classic residence 
hall type of fire," he said. Pander was obviously 
pleased that it was not worseand that fire prevention 
equipment was up to par. "[The incident] shows 
that the systems worked and I'm happy at that." 

Arsonist sets bulletin boards ablaze 


Orient Editor in Chief 

Bowdoin Safety and Security called on the Brunswick 
Police and Fire Departments for the second time in three 
days early Thursday morning, as the smoke from a 
burning bulletin board filled the first floor of Moore Hall. 

Responding to the 4:25 a.m. alarm, Bowdoin security 
officer Mark Barney entered the building and extinguished 

The Brunswick Fire Department inspects Delta Sigma after Monday's fire. Photo by Jim Sabo. 

the small fire. Seven bulletin boards 
showed signs of fire damage. 

Fire officials also found charred 
toilet paper on the floor of the 
hallway and bathroom. 

Director of Bowdoin Security 
Michael Pander declined comment 
about possible suspects, but said 
the Brunswick Fire and Police 
Departments, the State Fire 
Marshalls office and the Dean of 
Students officeare investigating the 

Steve Francis '94 said there were 
obscenities burned into the corks of 
some bulletin boards and written 
on the walls. 

Many students have been 
interviewed, Pander said, adding 
more will be questioned in the 
coming days. 

Proctor Steve Martel said despite 
the confusion he was impressed by 
the efficiency of the evacuation. 

The fire alarm wasn't loud 
enough for many students on the 
floor, said Francis, adding a lot of 
students thought it was a drill and 
took their time getting out of bed. 

The destruction, Pander said, 
goes beyond vandalism "because it 
puts so many people at risk." 

The boards and the plastic push 
pins and note pads found on them 
can let off a lot of smoke in very 
little time, he said. "It's surprising 
how fast that happens. 

Department of Education requires chemical free campuses 


Orient Contributor 

On August 16, the Federal 
Government issued a stringent list 
of regulations concerning the abuse 
of drugs and akohol in Institutions 
of Higher Education (IHE). 

These regulations, which had a 
compliance date of September 4, 
1990, follow weeks of deliberation 
over the illegal abuse of alcohol, 
specifically by students attending 
parties sponsored by fraternities, 
on the Bowdoin campus. 

The new regulations were 
devised by the Department of 
Education and require that all 
colleges maintain drug-free 
campuses. If a college does not meet 
these regulations, the federal 
government will eliminate all 
federal funding for that institution. 
The majority of federal funding for 
Bowdoin goes to student 
scholarship funds which, if 
eliminated, could jeopardize the 

college's current need-blind policy. 
Administration officials met last 
week to devise a system of 
implementing these regulations. 
The report requires, at a minimum, 
the annual distribution to all IHE 
employees and students of: 

1. standards of conduct that 
prohibit possession, use and 
distribution of illegal substances; 

2. the description of legal 
sanctions: federal, state and local; 

3. the description of health risks 
and counseling and rehabilitation 
programs, and finally a clear 
statement of disciplinary sanctions. 

In addition to these regulations, 
a bi-annuual review must occur to 
deteTmineeffectiveness, implement 
changes, if needed, and ensure that 
disciplinary sanctions are 
consistently enforced. 

Some Administration officials 
believe that their hands are tied 
and these new regulations place an 
even greater responsibility and 
burden on them. 

"Bowdoin College is not a law 
enforcement agency, it is an 
educational institution," said Dean 
of the College Jane Jervis, "It is not 
our responsibility to enforce the 
law." / 

The question of how to enforce 
these regulations has stymied both 
students and administration 
officials. When asked of the possible 
deterrent and enforcement 
techniques, Mark Guevin '94 said 
If people want to drink, they'll 
find a way to do it. By increasing 
security measures, it will make it 
more difficult to obtain alcohol but 
students would still find a way to 
drink." Guevin commented that a 
more effective method of 
controlling the use of alcohol is 
"planning campus- wideevents that 
the students would rather go to." 

Dean Jervis agreed. "We could 
hire 350 police officers and put them 
in every hallway and behind every 
door, but this would not be a college, 
it would be a prison." Jervis wants 

to provide more atmosphere where 
there are "other things to do besides 
getting drunk." Although Jervis is 
not pleased with the regulation, she 
feels that educating people who are 
"are stoned or wasted all the time" 
is almost impossible. "It's very hard 
because students feel (the 
regulation] is a trespass on some 
inalienable right of theirs," Jervis 
At least for now, the 

administration is left to examine its 
options and immediately 
implement these guidelines. With 
these regulations and reviews by 
the Department of Education, 
Bowdoin has no choice but to 
comply with the guidelines or suffer 
the loss of all federal funding. As 
Dean Jervis said, 'You either have 
the consent of the government or a 
hell of a big army." 

Turn the page... 

ASIFC meeting fails to decide policy - Page 2 
Sexual assault at Bowdoin - Pages 10-12 
Men's and Women's soccer win - Page 13 

2 September 21, 1990 

The Bowdoin Orient 

ASIFC deliberates over the future of campus wides 


Orient Contributor 

Last Tuesday night the Alumni- 
Student Inter-Fraternity Council 
(ASIFC) met to decide the fate of 
weekend fraternity parties at 
Bowdoin College. Trying to reach a 
workable solution, the meeting 
redefined the moratorium planned 
for this weekend to include only 
parties for which tickets are sold. 

The subject of the meeting, held 
in Lancaster Lounge, was the 
fraternities' alcohol policy and 
student commitment to the future 
of fraternities, said Robert Stuart, 
advisor to fraternities. According to 
one Delta Sigma alumnus the 
objective of the meeting was to try 
"to create a safer atmosphere for 

In response to alumni misgivings 
over the magnitude of fraternity 
parties and the potential liability of 
fraternities for serving under-age 
students, IFC President Doug Kreps 
'91 presented a reformed alcohol 
policy to the alumni. 

The policy introduced the 
following proposals: 

1. To foster responsible drinking 
habits, fraternities would hold 
mandatory alcohol awareness 
seminars for first year students. 
Entrance to fraternity parties would 
be contingent upon attendance of 
an assigned seminar. The seminars 
would be held in fraternity houses 
and be presented by fraternity 
members. Some IFC representatives 
felt the seminars would also 
familiarize first year students with 
fraternities in non-party settings. 

2. Fraternities would no longer 
sell tickets for parties in dormitories. 
Students would haWe to buy tickets 
directly from the houses. This would 

encourage first year students to see 
fraternities in non-party settings. 

3. To encourage Greek unity and 
reduce the number and size of 
parties, there would be no open 
parties Thursday and Friday nights. 

4. Thursday and Friday parties 
would be by invitation only and 
between houses, however, Saturday 
parties could be open and ticketed. 

5. To reduce house-damage and 
the number of people in the houses 
during parties, either two open 
parties must be held each Saturday 
night or none could be held. 

Despite the proposal, other 
concerns surfaced that still need to 
be addressed . The current policy of 
having sober party monitors to 
increase safety at fraternity parties 
worried students and alumni 
because of legal liability. Party 
monitors could be found legally at 
fault should an inebriated student 
be injured after having consumed 
alcohol at a fraternity. Said one 
alumni lawyer, "If you want to take 
on these adult responsibilities, you'll 
have to take on the liabilities, too." 

Fraternity representatives 
suggested that not allowing 
intoxicated students into parties and 
stopping dangerously intoxicated 
people from leaving parties 
unescorted might reduce the risk 
party monitors take. 

Ticket sales to those under 
twenty-one is the major point of 
disagreement between the parties 
that will convene at the upcoming 
meeting. Those three parties: the 
alumni members of the ASIFC, 
Stuart, and Kenneth Lewallen, Dean 
of Students, must be in agreement 
for the moratorium to end. 
According to Dean Lewallen, 
however, the whole matter is really 
between fraternities and the ASIFC. 

"It's a family 
squabble," he 
said. "It's a case 
of the land 
lords telling the 
tenants, 'we 
don't like the 
way you're 
running your 

between the 
ASIFC and the 
fraternities was 
that ticket sale 
parties would 
be suspended 
for this 

weekend, but 
not parties in 
general. When 
asked if he 
would extend 
t h e 

moratorium he 

Chick Levine, Bob Stuart, Scott Landau, and Doug Kreps discuss future of campus wides. 
Photo by Jim Sabo. 

initiated himself to ban all parties. 
Dean Lewellan replied that he 
would not. Lewellan said the 
decision and the authority really 
lay with the ASIFC. 

Despite the hands off position, he 
did say that he would be keeping 
track of -the weekend activities. "T 
will be reporting instances of ticket 
sales or the charging of admission 
for parties where alcohol is served, 
to the ASIFC when it convenes next 
Tuesday." Lewellan's basic stand is 
that the issue will not become the 
college's business unless the houses 
continue to sell tickets because then 
they are in violation of state laws. 

The majority of alumni present at 
last week's meeting refused to 
support ticket sales to those under 

twenty-one for parties where 
alcohol would be served. 

According to Peter Webster, 
Bowdoin's lawyer, fraternities 
expose themselves to greater legal 
risk by selling tickets, as funds 
derived from ticket sales could be 
traced to the purchase of alcohol. It 
is illegal in Maine for those under 
twenty-one to contribute to the 
purchase of alcohol. 

Fraternity members objected that 
if they were unable to sell tickets 
they could not afford to have open 
parties. Some alumni countered by 
saying that by not selling tickets to 
parties, fraternities would attract 
more potential members. "From a 
social standpoint, you [fraternities] 
are the only game in town, and you 

should take advantageof that," said 
an alumnus. 

Stuart believes that, in the future, 
fraternities will not be able to charge 
money for parties with alcohol. "My 
main concern is that alcohol and 
parties are their [fraternities'! 
reasons to be," said Stuart after 
Monday's Inter-Fraternity Council 
meeting. He thinks that Bowdoin's 
fraternities need to "sit down and 
look at why they exist.. .identify 
some interests and move in a 
positive direction." 

A special ASIFC meeting will be 
held next Tuesday to resolve the 
ticket issue. A proposed limit to the 
amount of alcohol that can be served 
at a given party will also be 
presented by the students. 

McCann hopes to increase support 
for students with eating disorders 

Students recall their ordeals 


Orient Contributor 

One out of five college women has an 
eatingdisorder,according to many studies 
conducted on college campuses, 

Mary McCann, counselor at the Health 
Center, feels that this statistic probably 
falls on the mark at Bowdoin. McCann 
says that this year there will be improved 
counseling services for students on campus 
who suffer from eating disorders, because 
she believes last year "there was a 
tremendous need that wasn't being met." 
McCann is in her second year with 
Bowdoin's Counseling Service and is 
enthusiastic and excited about initiating a 
much-needed student support network for 
those concerned with eating disorders. 

She will be working with a student-run 
support group-Students for Positive Body 
Image- which grew out of student efforts 
last spring. 

A doctoral candidate at Harvard 
University, McCann has studied 
extensively with Carol Gilligan, a 
prominent psychologist with expertise in 
areas of womens' psychology. 

McCann believes that this problem is 
very serious and needs to be addressed. 
'This problem affects the whole 
community," she said. Although women 
seem to suffer from eating disorders more 
than men do, their wide-spread effects 
constitute a "psychological, social, and 
cultural problem." 

Even though everyone may not have 
an eating disorder, most people feel the 

pressure to look a certain way, and many 
may not wish to, or may be unable to, 
accommodate this pressure. "Every 
woman u nderstand s concern about weight 
and diet, because of the cultural 
pressures," McCann said. 

McCann said her goal is to initiate an 
active support program which Bowdoin 
lacks at the present time. Last year she 
fielded many questions from students 
concerned about friends with possible 
eating disorders. In addition to counseling 
individuals, McCann would like to 
establish a system for students to not only 
help themselves, but also seek help from 
Bowdoin's available services. "Student 
involvement is key," asserts McCann. 

By the first week of October, McCann 
plans to havea support group for students 
with eating and food concerns established; 
by mid-year, she plans to have a full- 
fledged student support network in place. 
To help meet this goal, McCann plans to 
attend a conference on October 27 to "find 
out what's going on on other campuses 
and explore models for intervention." She 
said she would like to take two or three 
students along so that they could help 
launch the student support network and 
learn more about this crucial problem. 

Anyone who is interested in talking 
with Mary McCann can make an 
appointment by calling the health center. 
She is on campus Wednesdays, Thursdays 
and Fridays and is willing to talk with 
anyone who thinks he/she, a friendmay 
have a problem with eating disorders, or 
anyone who wants information. 

The following is a written account by two 
Bowdoin students about their battle with eating 
disorders. Both now fed a healthier attitude 
toward eating and are actively helping other 
students who are struggling with food anxiety. 

I think when I look back on my eating 
habits over the years that I can remember 
being conscious of my eating (what, when, 
how much). I've always tended to use food 
as a crutch when I'm bored or unhappy. In 
Junior High school I used to come home 
after school, for example, and snack in front 
of the television as a way of making myself 
feel better. There's not necessarily anything 
wrong with doing this, and everyone eats 
for reasons other than hunger from time to 
time, but when it began to replace dealing 
with feelings and with other people, and 
when my thoughts about food were 
becoming obsessive, I was definitely 
making myself more miserable than I was 
doing any good. 

I can pinpoint when I began to really lose 
a balanced perspective on food and eating 
as the beginning of my junior year in high 
school, when 1 went on a diet and discovered 
that I could control my eating and lose 
weight. I got a lot of positive reinforcement 
about the weight loss, and something must 
have clicked in my head in terms of the 
control of eating-thinness-positive feedback 
connection. The message was clear that the 
thinner I tried to be, the better I looked, and 
therefore, the more I was noticed and 

It started while I lay in bed crying 
uncontrollably about the gross shape of my 
body, my appearance. I called a friend in the 

middle of the night in a state of desperation. "You 
should just go on a diet," she said. I resolved to weigh 
118 lbs. 

But strictly controlling your eating isn't as easy 
as it sounds: your body needs food; you get 
cravings; you go to a party where plates of food 
tempt you; your living with your parents and 
have to eat what they cook: Food quickly becomes 
the enemy that's always waiting to sabotage your 
efforts to get thin. It takes on powers of it's own 
and you can't stop thinking about it. All through 
high school, my circle of friends was devoted to 
discussing food and how to control our eating; we 
related toeach other in large part by concentrating 
how much weight we'd gained or lost, planned 
for future meals and knew the caloric content of 
just about anything we put in our mouths, or 
forced ourselves not to. • 

Two months later I had a lost twenty pounds. I 
wasn't thin enough. I had to be in ultimate control 
before I went to Bowdoin in the fall. During this period, 
I never went out— nothing seemed fun. I could think 
about nothing but food and how to control everything. 
I continued to lose weight. 

I went abroad the summer before I started at 
Bowdoin, and lived in a culture where women are 
encouraged to eat a lot, but I was determined not 
to gain any weight. When I lookback at the journal 
I kept during this summer, it's sad to see that I 
spent more time worrying about my weight and 
what I was eating than experiencing the culture. 

When I got to Bowdoin in the fall, nothing got 
any easier; beginning college can be rough for 
someone who's shy and unsure of herself. It 
seemed like so much of someone's worth was 
based on her (or his) appearance, thinness being a 

(Continues on page 6) 

The Bowdoin Orient 

September 21, 1990 3 

Students give needed blood 


Orient Contributor 

While the thought of giving blood 
may send shivers through spines of 
many Bowdoin students, many 
courageously made their way to 
Sergeant Gymnasium on 
Wednesday evening to fill out the 
forms, to wait patiently in line, and 
to donate. 

The Northeast Division of the 
American Red Cross visits Bowdoin 
four times a year to collect the blood 
which helps patients throughout 
Maine and parts of Massachusetts. 

This division tries to collect 
approximately three hundred units 
of blood per day. Bowdoin set a goal 
of 205 pints which comprised a hefty 
two-thirds of the day's total blood 

supply. This illustrates how much 
the Red Cross depends upon schools 
and colleges to keep their supply of 
blood flowing. 

Every pint truly does count . Terry 
Payson, one of the student 
coordinators of the blood drive, 
noted that "one pint can be filtered 
down to help as many as five 
people." She encourages people 
"not to be nervous," observing that 
"a healthy person can give up to 
five times a year." It is her job to 
handle the publicity on campus, to 
gather volunteers, and to ensure that 
everything runs smoothly. 

While some volunteers have 
advanced first-aid training and 
Emergency Medical Training 
(EMT), she stressed that future 

drives, (planned for November, 
February, and April) will "need all 
the help (they) can get." 

Reactions from students, both 
before and after giving blood were 
mixed. First-year student Romelia 
Leech admitted being a little 
nervous as she waited in line, but 
was determined to go through with 
donating. Afterwards most students 
were able to eat a few slices of pizza 
and leave, either feeling fine or, at 
worst, a little queasy. 

Veteran blood-donor, senior 
Wendy Warford commented, "We 
should be able to set our goals 
higher, with the number of people 
on campus. It hurts a little but its 
worth it." 

Terry Payson organized the blood drive this year. Photo by Chris 

Bowdoin receives second request to submit documents 

Orient Contributor 

The Anti-Trust division of the U.S. 
Justice Department is conducting a 
detailed inquiry into Bowdoin's 
policies concerning financial aid, 
tuition rates, and teaching staff 

The actions taken by the Justice 
Department have raised serious 
questions concerning the future of 
the relationship between some of 
the nation's elite schools and the 
federal government. 

In August of 1989, many 
American colleges received a Civil 
Investigation Demand (CID) from 
the Justice Department requiring 
them to provide documentation on 
any exchanges of information they 
had with other universities. 
Bowdoin complied and it sent over 
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served requesting additional 
information. The list of schools 
receiving the second request was 
considerably smaller than those that 
got the first. It included only the Ivy 
League schools, the Pentagonals, 
and a select group of the country's 
top institutions. 

It is well known that the nation's 
elite schools often exchanged 
information on financial matters. 
The center of the current debate, 
however, is whether that exchange 
is an open and healthy one, or if it 
leads to price-fixing: in regard to 
tuitions, salaries for the staff, and 
even student financial aid decision. 

Dean of Planning, Dr. Thomas 
Hochstettler, expressed Bowdoin's 
frustration and fear of enforced 
"corrective" actions caused by the 

controversy. "The Justice 
Department has created the 
impression that we have something 
to hide. I fear that the public sees 
our [financial records and papers] 
as deep, dark secrets when actually 
they are a matter available for 
anyone interested to review" he 
defended. Hochstettler also argued 
that any exchange of information 
between Bowdoin and other schools 
is productive. "In a free market, an 
open exchange of information is 
beneficial to all parties involved. 
Bo wdoin always acts independently 
regardless of what the other schools 
are doing," he explained. 

While the CID in itself is not a 
guarantee of legal action against 
Bowdoin, there are a couple of likely 
scenarios should the school be found 
guilty. A milder form of corrective 
action could be the signing of a 


A National Teacher Corps will hold an 

informational meeting for all who are 

interested in the program or in 

volunteering to help out with 

Teach For America Day. 

The meeting is on 

Tuesday, Sept. 25 at 8:00pm 
Daggett Lounge, Coles Tower 

Melissa Cordon 

Rachel Garrett 

consent decree, in which case 
Bowdoin would agree to cut off the 
flow of information between it and 
other schools. The harsher form of 
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4 September 21, 1990 

Coalition mobilizes for new year 

Diversifying the students and faculty is the major goal of the coalition 

The Bowdoin Orient 

Orient Contributor 

Unless you are color blind or in a 
perpetual daze, you have noticed 
the fluorescent pink and green fliers 
posted all over campus for the past 
week. No, they do not simply attack 
color coordinated people of the 
world— they serve a far more 
serious purpose. 

Ever since the demonstration last 
spring, Bowdoin students have 

weaken or become less essential. 
This is the reason for the posters 
stuck to trees and doors all over the 
campus and for the meetings 
Wednesday nights at 9:00 p.m. on 
the second floor of Hubbard Hall. 
By simply stopping to read one of 
the fliers, Bowdoin students can 
familiarize themselves with the 
desires and demands of the 

for an increase in minority faculty 

and students known to first-year 

and returning students. 
Several attempts have been made 

to reach out to first-year dorms in 

the form of educational and 

informational literature as well as 

informal discussions. Another goal 

is to dispel the myth that there are 

not enough qualified, potential 

minorityfacultymembers.Students Student's Coalition for Diversity, as 

active in the coalition would like to well as with a few surprising and 

narrow thediscrepancy between the sobering statistics. For instance 
b«ome,r^smglyconcernedwith minority PhD«s who seek teaching there is only one LnLlTS 
the lack of dtverstty m the college positions at Bowdoin and othel American prefessor.rrfnc4.Zte 
communrty. Desptte this concern, schools, and those who actually tenured H^^re^r «£ 
the number of tenured minority become faculty members. ennrefacultT proressoron,ne 

SH^^wlf!^^ T* ** v ,nth ««"°'d«™dssetforth.t The Coalition is. however, full of 
s,tu.t,on has become much more the demonstration, the Coalition positive energy and optimism. IN 

In «.«r™~ >„ »k a **" ? d f $ired and ex P*<*«i • weren't optimistic.- says Rios,"l 

In response to th.s drop in response from President Edwards would not be involved with this 

minority faculty the different by November 2 of this year. The cause.- TheC^^u^TtudenL 

mmonty organizations on campus Coalition is looking for "concrete, to join them in SSr XSmSm 

tangible guidelines as opposed to night meetings and work towards a 
noncommittal rhetoric meant to 
placate or humor concerned 
students and faculty. 

Students feel that over the 
summer the cause became even 
stronger and the need for action 
more immediate, and did not 

Jewish holiday celebrated 

joined together last April to protest 
the homogeneity of the student body 
and faculty, and to make known a 
list of desires and demands. 

The goal of the Coalition for 
Diversity, according to Julian Rios 
of the Hispanic Student's 
Organization, is to make the fight 


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positive response from President 
Edwards in November. As one of 
the many bright green fliers 
exclaims: The strength of a liberal 
arts education lies in the diversity of 
experience presented to students . . 
. Get involved in our fight - 


Orient Contributor 

Everyone in the Bowdoin 
community is invited to take part 
in any of the activities surrounding 
the High Holidays, regardless of 

For Rosh Hoshanah, which 
started at sundown on 
Wednesday, September 1 9, reform 
services were performed by Rabbi 
Leiber. a student rabbi from New 
York, at 7.-00 p.m. Wednesday and 
10.-00 a.m. Thursday in the Maine 
Lounge. Following the 
Wednesday service, participants 
were invited to join in eatingapptes 
and honey, a traditional choice of 
foods which symbolize the start of 
a sweet New Year. 

The ten days between Rosh 
Hoshanah and Yom Kippur make 
up the Days of Awe, during which 
people of the Jewish faith are to 
reflect on their sins and work out 
ways to become better members 
of the community. On Yom 
Kippur, or the Day of Atonement 
(September 28), services will be 
held at 7.-00 pm. in the Lancaster 
Lounge, and on September 29 at 
10.-00 a.m. and 5.-00 p.m. in the 

Maine Lounge. Traditionally, 
Jews are to fast between sundown 
on Friday until sundown on 
Saturday, and so an ample meal 
will be held in the Pub after 
sundown on Saturday evening to 
-break" the fast. 

When confronted by the image 
of the New Year, many would 
first associate it with pops of 
champaign corks, masses of 
hastily thrown confetti, and 
drunken renditions of "Auld 
Lang Syne." However, ask a 
group of religion majors why 
now, in the middle of September, 
people are talking about the New 
Year, and they will inform you of 
the Jewish High Holidays of Rosh 
Hoshanah and Yom Kippur, 
which herald in the Jewish New 
Year and which Bowdoin 
students can celebrate through 
services and activities scheduled 
by the Bowdoin Jewish 

Students interested in more 
information about the schedule 
of services or activiticscan contact 
Debbie Ladd, president of the 
Bowdoin Jewish Organization, at 
72M174, or Sam Brody at 725- 


Orient Contributor 

Why are they making us walk to 
get our packages? Until this year, 
packages could be picked up at 
Coles Tower or in the Game Room 
at the Moulton Union. Now pick up 
has been moved to the Service 
Bureau, away from the mail boxes. 

The main reason for the move is 
centralization. When construction 
is completed on the new student 
center, package pick-up for the 
whole campus will be moved there. 
The package pick-up system is being 

completely reorganized in 
anticipation of the move. Previously, 
the Service Bureau was only 
responsible for faculty and staff 
packages. Student packages were 
handled separately. Now they are 
handled by, and sent to the Service 
Bureau. According to Bureau 
supervisor Barbara Wyman, the new 
centralized system is more secure 
and easier to supervise. 

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Sociology statistics reveal Bowdoin 

Study conducted by the sociology department show interesting data 

September 21, 1990 5 

Percentage of Approval of BWA 



Orient Contributor 

Every year Bowdoin College 
publishes statistical characteristics 
about the incoming class. The 
numbers are usually broken down 
by race, gender and geographic 
location, but Lillian Floge's spring 
1990 Sociological Research class 
decided there is much more 
information pertaining to diversity 
than one can obtain by simply 
reviewing those percentages. 

The class conducted a project that 
examined the concept of diversity 
at Bowdoin College It obtained data 
through an exploratory research 
method of interviewing and from 
questionnaires that were written 
and mailed out to a randomly 
selected sample of students. 

The conclusions found bytheclass 
covered many dimensions of 
diversity, with a majority of 
hypothesizes centered around the 
perceptions of, and attitudes 
towards marginalized groupson the 
Bowdoin campus. 

Thequestionnaires focused on the 
basic characteristics of the 142 
students sampled, and resulted in 
an extremely representative sample 
according to the 1989-90 Bowdoin 
View Book. 55.6% of those sampled 
were males, 44.4% were females and 
there was a minority representation 
of 10%. A large amount of the 
sample — 65% — was from the 
classes of '92 and '93. 62.4% of those 
sampled attended public high 

schools while 37.6% attended 
private high schools. 52.5% had 
family incomes greater than $75,000, 
and the rest wereevenly distributed 
among lower income brackets. 

Other descriptive variables were 
also obtained relating to religion, 
financial aid, sexual preference, 
sports, and fraternity/sorority 
affiliation if any. 

The majority of the students in 
the class researched hypotheses 
which related specific characteristic 
variables of the sampled students to 
their opinions of diversity at 
Bowdoin. The findings suggested 
that Bowdoin students generally feel 
that diversity contributes to their 
education and that Bowdoin should 
be more diverse. 

The survey revealed that women 
were more satisfied with the male/ 
female ratio at Bowdoin than men 
were. And on the topic of minority 
students at Bowdoin, both males 
and females seem to feel that 
Bowdoin should attempt to bring 
more minority students to Bowdoin. 
Also 95% approved of interracial 

Concerning public displays of 
affection, there was a 60/40 split. 
Over 60% of the students approved 
of heterosexual couples publicly 
displaying affection, while only a 
little over 40% of the same students 
approved of gay or lesbian couples 
publicly displaying affection. 

Students are also evenly split over 
the question of fraternities/ 
sororities contributing to diversity 

at Bowdoin. However, fraternity 
members were not among the top 
three groups of people that Bowdoin 
students were most uncomfortable 
with. Homosexuals were the people 
students were most uncomfortable 
with. Feminists were a close second, 
followed by very intelligent people, 
fraternity/sorority members, 
professors, and finally minorities. 

Specifically looking at questions 
pertaining to the Bowdoin Women's 
Association(BWA)andthe Bisexaul 
Gay Lesbian Alliance for Diversity 
(BGLAD), perceptions of diversity 
by the Bowdoin student body can 
be more closely examined. 

Refering to graphs 1 and 3 there is 
an obvious majority that approve of 
the BWA and the BGLAD 
organizations, however, when 
looking at graphs 2 and 4 the 
positions central to the 
organizations (i.e. discrimination 
against women and acceptance of 
public displays of affection by gay 
and lesbian couples), are not 
accepted or agreed upon by a 
majority of the student body. 

This study has led the Sociological 
Research class, and will hopefully 
lead the Bowdoin community as 
well, to a better understanding of 
the complicated issues of diversity. 
Overall, the class reported the 
assignment as a challenge which 
reveled hidden perceptions of 
diversity in the Bowdoin College 
community of which it is not fully 



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Perceptions of Discrimination Against Women 



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The Bowdoin Orient 

Eating disorder 

(Continued from page 2) 

crucial element, and I was horribly 
afraid of gaining the "freshman 

/ came to Bowdoin terrified of the 
"freshman 15" I had heard about it 
from friends and read a recent article 
on it in Mademoiselle's "back to 
school" issue. I came to Bowdoin 
emaciated, depressed and anxious. 
Luckily for me though, there were 
others who shared my discipline of 
control. There were many who knew 
"the tricks." It was easy for me to 
continue my regime. 

Socializing often seemed to 
revolve around the dining halls, 
overflowing with food: eating 
continued to play a central role in 
how people related to each other. 
Ordering pizza late at night, going 
to Ben & Jerry's, raiding a 
fraternity's kitchen, drinking lots 
of beer, and going to Shop 'n' Save 
for something to eat on a Friday 
night were all a part of the social 

I also played a sport, so I was 
exercising a lot and had "license" 
to eat anything 1 wanted. 1 was 
eating huge quantities of food in 
an effort to play the role of the 
person who could "eat everything 
and never gain weight." My 
clothes became tighter and I was 
feeling increasingly bad about 
myself and my body. I would 
"overeat" on a weekend night and 
wa ke u p ha ti ng myself for my lack 
of control. 

I tried various schemes to lose 
weight, like skipping meals and 
getting bag lunches so 1 wouldn't 
be confronted with all the food in 

the dining hall, but nothing 
seemed to work. I would eat a lot 
and then exercise excessively or 
deny myself food in a constant 
binge-purge cycle. 

I was miserable and hating 
myself, but no one seemed to think 
that there was anything 
particularly unusual or wrong 
with my eating habits. It was 
constantly suggested to me that if 
I could just exert some self- 
restraint, watch what I ate, and 
exercise, I would lose weight and 
everything would be fine. People 
seemed to think that maybe I was 
worrying a bit too much about 
this, but, on the other hand, 
women always have to "watch 
their weight," so why was I so 

/ have never been so depressed as 1 
was that first semester. I was 
obviously very sick but no one 
confronted me. When I told my 
roommate that 1 was worried about 
my obsession . She simply advised me, 
"Just don't lose any, or gain any." I 
felt incredibly trapped. I just wanted 
someone to tell me 1 was too thin and 
take away the obsession, the pain. 

I hated the fact that so much of 
my self-esteem relied on such a 
superficial characteristic, but I 
didn't seem able to leam to like 
myself or my body as they were. It 
gets to the point where you want 
someone else to take it all out of 
your hands, and all I wanted was 
for someone to tell me that they 
thought I had a very real problem, 
that I did not actually have to live 
like this and feel like this for the 
rest of my life. 

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The Bowdoin Orient 

September 21, 1990 7 

The Bowdoin Orient 


James Mopes hypnotizes Bowdoin 


Orient Staff 

Trying to d ispel my preconceived 
notions of long couches, gold 
watches and short, fat bald men 
mumbling about getting sleepy, I 
walked into Morrell Gym on that 
fateful Saturday night to be, if 
nothing else, entertained by "some 
hypnosis thing." Admittedly, I was 
a trifle skeptical, yet I tried to 
maintain a somewhat open mind. 

Well, I got far more than I had 
anticipated. James Mapes (looking 
nothing like my picture of an 
insecure, bald hypnotist) 
commanded attention with his 
height, graying temples and 
booming voice. Moreover, he held 
my attention because I knew that he 
was supposed to do weird things to 
the audience. 

He started out by telling us a little 
about his background, and that he 
started a Hypnosis Clinic in New 
York. After this brief introduction, 
he got to the real meat of the 
evening — audience participation. 
Before this, I had only been skeptical, 
now I was downright freaked- out. 
What was this guy going to do to 
us? Were we all going to turn into 
chickens? Was this the next 
Jonestown? Would we be forced to 
confess our innermost secrets before 
the student body while staring into 

this Rasputin-like character's eyes? 

Trying to relax with my eyes 
closed, while he led us through the 
initial exercise, I actually found 
myself untensing, relaxing. Mapes 
was leading us through what he 
referred to as a basic relaxation 
technique, but it was also designed 
to inform him who would be the 
best subjects for the show. We were 
asked to imagine our hands melted 
together, and when he gave us the 
signal, we were supposed to try and 
pull them apart. I snapped mine 
apart and sat down, thinking to 
myself, "That's easy. Next?" I nearly 
fell over when approximately thirty 
puzzled looking students walked 
down to the middle of the gym 
straining to separate their hands. 

Mapes explained to the audience 
that the members of the group were 
able to trust themselves and 
therefore were able to reach higher 
levels of relaxation than the rest of 
us. Being the over-achiever and the 
perfectionist that 1 am, I wanted 
another chance to prove that I could 
trust myself just as much as the next 
person. But I realized that my chance 
had passed, for the man kept 
moving — and fast. 

He quickly performed another 
relaxation technique, and narrowed 
the group of participants down to 
about twenty-five. Then, the real 
fun began. 


Friday, September 21, 8:00 p.m. 

Concert. Ray and Cilia Fisher, 
two of Scotland's leading singers 
of traditional songs will be 
performing. Tickets are $8 at the 
door. The Chocolate Church, Bath. 
For more information call 729-3185. 

Saturday, September 22, 
Concert. Otis Rush, Zora Young, 
Eddie Kirkland, and the Blue 
Flames will perform and evening 
of jazz. Tickets are $1 for students. 
USM Portland Gym, 96 Falmouth 
St., Portland. For more information 
call 727-3881. 

Sunday, September 23, 3:00 p.m. 

Gallery Talk. "Shining Examples: 
Reflections on the Bowdoin Silver 
Collection." Martha G. Fales, 
honorary curator of silver jewelry, 
Essex Institute, Salem, 

Massachusetts. Walker Art 

Monday, September 24, 7:30 p.m. 
Film. The Accused. Language 
Media Center, Sills Hall. 

Tuesday, September 25, 7:30 p.m. 

Slide Lecture. "Edward Warren 
Perry: Collector of Art and 
Conspirator Against Boston." 
Martin Green, Harriet Fay 
Professor of Literature Tufts 
University;and authorof TheMount 
Vernon Street Warrens. Beam 
Classroom, Visual Arts Center. 

Always taking care to make this 
a positive experience for his 
newfound zombies, Mapes began 
taking them into deeper stages of 
hypnosis. People were falling out 
of chairs at his command to 
"Sleep!" The people on the stage 
looked completely mesmerized. 
One of the audiences' favorite 
student participants was Cat 
Sperry, '93. She received howls of 
laughter over her conversation 

with Mapes after he suggested she 
would be "higher than she had ever 
been." Cat had been sitting on the 
floor, staring off into space, while 
others were dancing around and 
laughing. Mapes walked over and 
asked her what she was looking at. 
With a slight giggle, Cat replied 
"I'm looking at the light." Then, 
Mapes asked her what she found 
so fascinating about the light. Cat 
brought down the house with her 

simple reply: "It's on!" 

Mapes continually reiterated the 
fact that this would be a positive 
experience for the participants, and 
even after he made two people 
forget their names, he reinstated 
their memory and told the zombies 
to only take the evening in the 
context it was meant — good, clean 
fun. As the evening progressed, 1 

(Continued on page 8) 

Wednesday, September 26, 7:30 

Film. The White Rose. English or 
with subtitles. Smith Auditorium, 
Sills Hall. 

Thursday, September 27, 7:30 


Reading. Inobservanceof Banned 

Books Week, readings by writers 
and poets: Reza Jalali, a former 
Iranian prisoner of conscience; Bill 
Carpenter; Christopher Fahy; 
Elizabeth Hand; Richard Grant; 
Kathleen Lignell and Martin 
Steingesser. Music performed by 
Roberto Laignelet. Refreshments 
served. Sponsored by Amnesty 
International Group. Farnsworth 
Museum, Rockland. For more 
information call 354-8509. 

Thursday, September 27, 7:30 


Lecture. "Art and 

Autobiography: An Artist's 
Reflections." Howardena Pindell, 
New York City artist and professor 
of art, SUNY, Stony Brook. Kresge 
Auditorium, Visual Arts Center. 

Thursday, September 27, 8 p.m. 

Performance. The Mad Horse 
Theater Company presents 
Christopher Hampton's play Les 
Liaisons Dangereuses. Tickets are$l2- 
15. The Mad Horse Theater 955 
Forest Avenue, Portland. For more 
information call 797-3338. 

In search of art 

The Portland Museum of Art is 

currently exhibiting the following: 

Through October 2&- French 
Impressionism and Beyond: The 
Scott M. Black Collection. This 
exhibition shows a cross section of 
French art from the end of the 
nineteenth century through the 
early part of this century. Some of 
the artists included in the exhibit 
are Claude Monet, Pierre Bonnard, 
and Fernand Leger. 

Through September 30- Views 
of Rome from the Thomas Ashby 
Collection in the Vatican Library. 
The works of art in this exhibit, 
which include over eighty 
drawings and watercolors dating 
from the sixteenth through the 
nineteenth centuries, were 
collected by the distinguished 
classical archaeologist Thomas 
Asby. As part of the permanent 
collection of the Vatican Library, 
the collection is making its first 

tour abroad. Artists included are 
Jan Bruegel the Elder, Claude 
Lorrain, and Jakob Philipp 

Through September 23- 
Winslow Homer Watercolors. 
This exhibit includes thirteen 
outstanding watercolors ranging 
from 1873, shortly after Homer 
had taken up the medium, to 1897 
and include works from the artist's 
pivotal English period in the early 

8 September 21, 1990 

The Bowdoin Orient 

Horsefeathers serves variety 

Orient Food Critic 

Do you ever get together with a 
and nobody can agree on what kind 
of food they feel like eating? If this 
dilemma sounds familiar, then 
here's a solution to your problems. 

The solution is Horsefeathers. 
Chinese, Mexican, Italian, seafood, 
hamburgers, salads — 

Horsefeathers has it all and more. 
It claims to be a "whimsical, 
contemporary dining concept," 
and if this means that it's meals are 
inventive, I guess I agree. Since it 
opened in 1976, Horsefeathers has 
continued to serve up an interesting 
and varied menu. 

Appetizers range from Chinese 
pot stickers to scallops wrapped in 
bacon to "nasty nachos" to "The 
Original and Unbeatable 
Horsefries." "These shareable 
noshes make for amazing grazing" 
and are a great way to start off a 

Horsefeathers offers a simple 
salad and boasts a large assortment 
of creative and fresh salads that 
serve both as complements to a 
meal or as meals in themselves. If 
you're in a South of the Border 
mood, there is a tostado salad that 
combines salad greens and 
Horsefeathers' own beefy chili in 
an edible tortilla shell. However, if 
it is seafood that's on your mind, 
the Seafood Chef's Salad is a viable 
alternative. It is a combination of 
lobster, crab, & shrimp, and the 
\managemcnt claims that it's sure 

to be "A true Crustacean elation!" 

If your stomach needs more than 
a salad for satisfaction, 
Horsefeathers also offers a large 
assortment of "significant 
suppings." Steamed Maine 
Lobster, stir fried scallops, 
Szechuan chicken, lusty lasagna, 
and sirloin steak are just a few 
examples. These meals all include 
a small salad and your choice of 
Horsefries, rice pilaf, or a fresh 

If you still haven't found 
something that suits your fancy, 
don't give up. Horsefeathers 
invites its customers to build their 
veryown "Bordacious burger." For 
an additional SO cents a piece, 
Horsefeathers offers 11 different 
toppings including Mexican red 
salsa, guacamole, bacon, chili, 
Swiss cheese, and more. 

The menu goes on. How about 
a reuben, or a Philly cheese steak, 
or a chicken cordon bleu 
sandwhich. And if you still cannot 
make a decision, don't forget to 
take a glance at the specials board. 

The selections which I've listed 
are only the tip of the iceberg. My 
three dinner companions and I all 
agreed that the selection at 
Horsefeathers was impressive. 
However, when any restaurant 
tries to do it all, then quality tends 
tosuffer — thinkof the saying, "jack 
of all trades, master of none." The 
person in the group who ordered 
the Szechuan chicken said, "It's 
good, but it's not really Chinese." 
The person who ordered the 

blackened chicken in a tortilla 
said, "It's good, but it isn't really 
Mexican." On the other hand, my 
roasted teriyaki chicken was 
great, and my friend's seafood 
salad if nota "crustacean elation" 
was still very good. 

Overall, I would recommend 
Horsefeathers, but I think it's best 
to stick to the more traditional 
fare. If you want real Chinese 
food or great Mexican food, and 
everyone else in your group is in 
agreement, Horsefeathers just 
won't do it. Also, since its opening 
14 years ago, Horsefeathers has 
expanded to more than one 
location. The nearest restaurant 
to Bowdoin is in Freeport, but 
there is also one located in 
Portland. If you have the time, I'd 
definitely go to the one in 
Portland — the atmosphere is 
much more cozy and relaxing. 
Regardless of location the menu 
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A year-long series of films 
focusing on various issues of 
sexuality will be shown on 
Monday evenings, beginning 
September 24th. All but three of 
the films will be shown in the 
Language Media Center, Sills Hall, 
at 7:30 p.m. Those screenings are 
free and open to the public. 

Three of the films (sex, lies and 
videotape on November 5th; She's 
Gotta Have It on February 4th; 
She's Too Beautiful for You on April 
15th) will be shown in Beam 
Classroom, Visual Arts Center, 
also at 7:30 p.m. For these films 
only, admission will be free with a 
Bowdoin ID, $1.50 for the public. 

September 24, 1990 
October 8 
October 15 
October 29 
November 5 
November 12 
November 19 

November 26 
December 3 
January 28, 1991 

February 4 
February 1 1 
February 18 
February 25 
March 4 

Wednesday, March 13 

April 1 
April 8 
April 15 
April 22 
April 29 
May 6 

The screenings are part of the 
Women's Stud ies program's Second 
Annual Film Seriesentitled 
"Cinema /Sexuality: an exploration 
of sexuality and film." The films 
were selected to complement the 
course offerings in 1990-91 by the 
Women's Studies Program, which 
focus on sexual issues in novels, 
advertising, history and politics. 

The films are intended to raise 
provocative questions about how 
sexual issues are dealt with bv 
artists. Several of the films are 
controversial and were once 
banned . Their availability todayis a 
reflection in itself of the changing 
nature of sexual issues. 

The Accused 

My Beautiful Launderette 

Drsert Hearts 

Rosemary's Baby/Nosferatu 

Swept Away 

sex, lies and videotape 

The Unbearable Lightness of 

Choose Me 

Fellini's City of Women 

The Life and Times of Harvey 
Milk/Before Stonewall 

She's Gotta Have It 

Scenes from a Marriage 


Parting Glances 

Women on the Verge of a 
Nervous Breakdown 

Taxi Zum Klo 

(viewer discretion advised) 

Fellini's Satyricon 

Last Tango in Paris 

She's Too Beautiful for You 

Godard's Breathless 

Born in Flames 

Blue Velvet 


(Continued from page 7) 

realized that I was having fun, and 
1 began to wish more and more that 
my hands had stuck together. 

Mapes' final demonstration 
involved the technique of age 
regression. He took three students 
back to when they were twelve years 
old, and then five. As he was doing 
so, he explained to the audience the 
benefits of this to their real lives. 
For example, a doctor can implant a 
suggestion which will reverse 
adverse effects that may have 
occurred in relation to an accident 
or other traumatic event. Next, 
Mapes interviewed the now five- 
yearold Bowdoin students, and had 
them draw pictures. The results of 

this particular exercise were 

Overall, the evening was more 
than just thoroughly entertaining, it 
was also a learning experience. It 
certainly made a believer out of me. 
I'm sure many people left the room 
both believing and skeptical. But at 
least we all had the proof 
demonstrated right before our very 
eyes. Everybody seemed to enjoy 
themselves, and I'm going to 
practice making my hands stick 
together for next year. An evening 
with John Mapes is an event that is 
already on my calendar for next 
year, and I suggest that you do not 
miss it whether you are a skeptic or 
a believer. 

Remember to buy your Dan Hurlirt tickets. 

Performance is September 28 and 29, at 8 p.m. 

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Out of Africa 

USA 1986 150 minutes 

Friday, September 21, Smith 
Auditorium, 7:30 and 10.O0p.rn. 

A beautifully composed love 
story starring Meryl Streep and 
Robert Redford. Based on Isak 
Dinesen's novel which takes 
place on a Kenyan coffee farm. 
Out of Africa is an eloquent, 
splendidly photographed 
memoir of Dinesen's love affair 
with an elusive, free-spirited 

A Room With A View 

USA 1986 115 minutes 

Saturday, September 22, Smith 
Auditorium, 7:30 and 10:00 p.m. 

This film is the winner of three 
Academy awards for Best Costume 
Design, Best Adapted Screenplay, 
and Best Art Direction. It tells the 
story of Lucy Honeychurch, a 
young Englishwoman who travels 
to Italy in 1907, falls in love and is 
eventually liberated from the 
puritanical conventions of 
Victorian England. 

The Tin Drum 

Germany 1979 142 minutes 

3:30 p.m. in' Kresge 
Auditorium at the Visual Arts 
Center and 8:00 p.m. in Smith 

This award-winning film is 
directed by Schlondroff . It is the 
poignant drama of a boy who is 
terrified by the adult world of 
sex, violence, and Nazism, and 
has refused to grow up. The 
movie is in German with 

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12 September 21, 1990 

The Bowdoin Orient 

Campus services offer support 


Orient Senior Editor 

If you are a female student at 
Bowdoin College and are raped by 
a man, either a Bowdoin student or 
someone else, there are services to 
which you can turn for help. A 
counselor of the Bath-Brunswick 
Rape Crisis Help-line laid out these 
steps for you to use as guidelines for 
action if you are the survivor of 
sexual assault. 

- Get to a safe place. 

- Do not shower or douche or 
change clothing before being 

- Tell anyone you feel 

Men & Rape - 

comfortable telling. This could be a 
proctor, a dean, a member of the 
faculty, a friend, or a member of the 
Peer Relations Support Group. 

- Seek medical attention to deal 
with the possibilties of sexually 
transmitted diseases and 
pregnancy and to collect evidence 
in case you decide to press criminal 

You can go to either Parkview or 
Regional Hospitals at any hour of 
the day or night, contact the Rape- 
Crisis Help-line, go to the Bowdoin 
infirmary, contact a PRSG member, 
or call counselling service 24 hours 
a day. 

-Consider reporting the incident 

to the Brunswick Police 
Department, the Deans' Office, or 
the Sexual Harassment Board. 

Once these steps have been dealt 
with, you should focus on your 
emotions. The Help-line also offers 
advice on how to take care of 
yourself emotionally if you are the 
survivor of a sexual assault. 

- Try not to minimize or deny 
your pain. 

- Remember that feeling guilty, 
anxious, scared, or violated are 
among the many normal feelings 
you will feel if you have been 
sexually assaulted. 

- Seek therapy at the Bowdoin 
Counseling Service or elsewhere. 

(Continued from page 10) 

male-female relationships in 

If men challenge each other to be 
responsible for their actions, then 
women will be able to begin trusting 
men. As things stand, a woman 
must always be aware of her date's 

actions, things he says, how 
intoxicated he is. She must pick a 
"safe place" for their first date 
because she can't be sure that her 
date will be responsible for his 
actions. She fears that if they were 
alone, she would lose some control 
over the situation. If the woman 

were not forced to consider all of 
these things, she would be freer to 
concentrate on her date, as men are 
free to do. 

Why should you, a man, be 
concerned about rape? I'm not the 
only man on campus with women 
friends, sisters, or a mother. 

I would Ye bought a Macintosh even without 

the student discount. 

Greg Gollent 

Consumer Economics and Housing 

Cornell University 

The first time I saw a Macintosh, I was immediately 
hooked. It's a work of art. I saw the student pricing and my 
next move was obvious: get one. 

"Some other computers are cheaper, but they're 
a pain to learn, and working on them can be a 
grueling experience. Last year, a friend bought 
another kind of computer against my advice 
~]' : . and has used it for maybe 15 hours. 
What a waste. 

"Macintosh, on the other hand, 
is a logical extension of the 
mind. It lets you concentrate 
on what's in your paper, not 
on how to get it on paper. 
You can create profes- 
sional-looking docu- 
ments in minutes, and 
you lose the fear of 
learning new pro- 
grams because they 
all work in the 
same way. 
"Once you've 
worked with a Macintosh, 
there's no turning back'.' 

Come to the Macfest ! 

October 17th from 10am-2pm 

Lancaster Lounge, Moulton Union 

Why do people love Macintosh*? 
Ask them. 

Ci990ApplaCo« Aepte. Wm Ape* lego, and Maamo*> — ngiinj wdtmnti oi *ppw Cwnput. mc 

Former chairs speak 

(Continued from page 11) 

really want to have sex with 
someone who might not want to be 
there.... With someone who's not 
responding, or who's struggling, or 
who is too drunk to know what's 
going on? That's a very strange 
definition of mutual intimacy. Is 
asking someone to have sex just too 

Often men are incredulous when 
we suggest that they ASK a woman 
if she wants to have sex. Maybe it's 
not "manly", or cool. But the 
definition of rape is oral, anal, or 
vaginal intercourse without active 
consent. And "active" consent isn't 
merely "not saying no"; it means 
actively saying "yes!" If a woman 
wants to have sex with you, she'll 
say "yes." And if she doesn't, then 
she'll say "no." And if she does say 
"no", and she means "yes", then 
respect her "no", and let her make 
the next move. Because if you don't 
respect her "no", and force sex on 
her anyway, or if you don't ask for 
her consent, or if she can't consent 
because she's drunk or passed out, 
orotherwise incapacitated, then you 
are raping her. And rape is a Class A 
Felony — just like murder. We're 
not kidding. Not having sex might 
be a bummer, but it isn't a crime. 

We know a lot of you reading this 
are thinking, 'These women hate 
always to blame?" We're not 
"blaming" all, men just because 
they're men, but when it comes to 
sexual assault and date rape, the 
dismal statistics are that men are 
usually the perpetrators and women 
the survivors. We're not forgetting 

that many men are also survivors of 
rape, and that their experience is at 
least as traumatic as women's. The 
facts, however, prove 

overwhelmingly that men rape both 
women and men. 

Not all men rape. But many men 
do rape and do not consider 
themselves rapists. And, 
unfortunately, these men worry 
more about getting caught than they 
do about abusing women. Think 
about it. 

At least one out of three women 
will be sexually assaulted in her 
lifetime, and it's very likely that it 
will be by someone she knows. 
These women are not just "feeling 
guilty in the morning." They are 
women whose very souls have been 
invaded, and they will carry scars 
for the rest of their lives. Rape isn't 
simply about sex — it's about power 
and violence. It's about saying, 
"What I want is more important 
than what you want, and I'm going 
to get it." 

There is only so much we can tell 
peopleabout sexual assault; we can't 
change people who don't want to 
change. But we can tell you that the 
times are changing, and women are 
not going to take the blame for rape 
any longer. And we can also tell you 
that one out of every three women 
knows what we're talking about. 
She may not have told you; she may 
not have told anyone. But it could 
be your best friend, your girlfriend, 
your sister, your daughter, or even 
your mother. It could happen today, 
if it hasn't already. If you know 
more than two women, then this is 
your problem too. 








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The Bowdoin Orient 


Men's soccer impressive in openers 


Orient Asst. Sports Editor 

The men's soccer team kicked off 
the 1990 season with a convincing 
2-0 victory over the University of 
New England last week. 

The win, which came over an 
unimpressive UNE squad, took 
place Friday on Pickard Field. 

When these two teams squared 
off in Biddeford last season, 
Bowdoin triumphed easily, 7-0. 
Although the score was not as 
lopsided this year, Bowdoin 
dominated the game from start to 
finish, allowing UNE just two shots 
on goal in the entire contest. 

UNE lists just three seniors and 
three juniors on their roster, in 
contrast to the Bears, whose varsity 
squad carries just two first-year 
students, and has a host of returning 
juniors and seniors. 

Bowdoin took charge of the game 
early, d isplaying aggressive play all 

over the field, as evidenced by 
several first-half foul calls. 

The Bears out-hustled their 
opponent, and were able to keep 
most of the play on the UNE half of 
the field. 

Senior co-captain Bill Lange and 
Greg Lennox '93 controlled the ball 
and operated together very 
effectively in the mid field . They also 
dropped back at times to allow the 
defense, led by senior co-captain 
Amin Khaddurri, to turn the ball 

At 2903, Lance Conrad, who 
tallied five goals and three assists in 
1989, broke away from his man on 
the left side and lofted a soft pass to 
Matt Patterson '93 in front of the 
goal. Amid the goal-mouth 
confusion, Patterson was able to 
head the ball, looping it just over the 
outstretched hands of UNE goalie 
Joe Legere for the Bears' first goal. 

From the outset, it appeared that 
the home team was in better physical 

Golf team opens with 
Bowdoin Invitational 


Orient Contributor 

Bowdoin's golf team hosted "the 
most competitive invitational" of 
recent years this weekend, 
according to Coach Terry Meagher. 

Eleven teams competed on 
September 14th and 15th, leaving 
Colby as the winner after a playoff 
with Merrimack. 

The University of Southern 
Maine's team placed third, and the 
lowest individual score was from 
Heath Hawker, fourth man on the 
M.I.T. squad. 

The five players from Bowdoin 
were Alex Ruttenberg '91 , Mike Van 
Huystee '92, Rick Abromson '92, 
Brian Crovo '93, and Scott Mostrom 
'93. Meagher praised the team's 
performance, despite adverse 
weather conditions on Saturday. 

Scott Mostrom stood out as the 
team's fifth man, with the team's 
lowest score, 163. 

He was closely followed by Mike 
Van Huystee, with a 165, and Alex 
Ruttenberg, with a 169. 

The Bears also played UNH, 
classified by Meagher as the 
toughest team they would face, and 
Merrimack on September 18 at 
Portsmouth, NH. 

Their next meet is the long- 
awaited CBB, on the Waterville 
course, which Meagher calls one of 
the best in the state. Last year 
Bowdoin won this tournament, and 
the team hopes to repeat that victory. 

Meagher seemed pleased with the 
weekend's results, and is looking 
forward to future meets. He is 
optimistic for the season, saying the 
team should "improve as the season 
goes on". 

Volleyball finishes third 
in NESCAC tournament 


Orient Contributor 

At the time out, Bowdoin trailed 
1 3-1 in the fifth and deciding game 
of its match against St. Joseph's as 
the women's volleyball team 
gathered around Coach Lynn 

Having already erased a two- 
game deficit, St. Joseph's was close 
to stealing this one from the Bears. 
They seemed to sense victory. 

"Don't try to force it," urged 
Coach Ruddy. "Settle down." 

And so they did. Returning to the 
court, the team won six of the next 
seven points. 

Highlighted by Ingrid 
Gustavson's '92 monstrous spike to 
put the Bears up 15-14, thecomeback 
gave indication that this squad is as 
"mentally tough" as Ruddy says 

condition than their opponent. 

The second half was much like 
the first, with the bulk of the action 
occurring in UNE territory. The 
Bowdoin passing game, although 
not up to mid -season form as of yet, 
outclassed the more haphazard play 
of the visitors. 

The Bears' forward line, 
spearheaded by the speedy Conrad 
and Greg Hostetter '91, had several 
scoring opportunities in the early 
minutes of the second half, but failed 
to capitalize on them. 

The UNE goalkeeper Legere was 
kept busy as shots flew from all 
sides, but the Bears had difficulty 
putting the ball in the net. Bowdoin 
took twelve shots on goal in the 
contest, with Legere registering 
eight saves. 

The second half scoring slump 
was snapped after Bowdoin was 
awarded a corner kick from the left 
side. Derek Spence '92 took the kick, 
and lofted a ball that sailed 

beautifully over the middle, where 
forward Justin Schuetz '94 was able 
to use his height to get a head on the 
ball and redirect it into the lower 
left comer of the goal. Schuetz's 
first career goal at Bowdoin served 
as an insurance score for the Bears, 
and for the remainder of the contest 
UNE remained unable to get their 
passing game going at all. 

Coach Tim Gilbride was pleased 
with his team's opening day 

"The team showed lots of poise 
out there," said Gilbride. "We had 
good control, with nice passing and 
really played team soccer." 

He added that he thought UNE 
was a good team to open the season 
against, as the game provided the 
Bears with an opportunity to work 
on their passing game and 
teamwork against a bit of 

On September 19, Maine 
Maritime Academy came to town, 

bringing memories of last year's 1 4- 
Bowdoin romp. The Mariners, 
winless in two attempts so far this 
season, fared a bit better than last 
year, but it was not nearly enough. 
After a frustrating first half that 
nonetheless ended with Bowdoin 
up 1-0 on the strength of a Mvelase 
Mahlaka '91 goal, the home squad 
erupted with five second half scores. 
Lennox scored twice, along with 
Conrad , Spence, and Rob Kean '92 
to propel the Bears to a 6-1 win. 

Looking towards the future, 
Gilbride hopes the team will do a 
better job of marking up men from 
the midfield, and have fewer missed 
scoring opportunities. He said that 
against tougher foes, Bowdoin will 
have to capitalize on more of their 
scoring chances, as they will be less 
frequent than in the UNE game. 

Bowdoin will look to build on 
their 2-0 record when they host 
powerful Connecticut College on 
September 22. 

Juniors Tracy Ingram and Krista Myslikk go to goal as Middlebury backs pursue. Photo by Dave Wilby. 

Women 's soccer off -40 a fast start 


Orient Staff 

they are. 

After losing convincingly to Bates 
and defeating a weaker Trinity team 
last week, the team joined five other 
schools at Connecticut College for a 
competitive weekend tournament. 

The Bears fell to the eventual 
tournament finalists, Amherst (12- 
15, 15-13, 2-15) and Wesleyan (11- 
15, 15-11, 13-15) in their first two 
matches. Nevertheless, Coach 
Ruddy remained optimistic, 
emphasizing that the Wesleyan 
game was "the best we have played 
all year." 

Before leaving Connecticut 
College, the Bears swept St. Joseph's 
of Hartford, 15-5, 15-13. 

Ruddy hopes that her team can 
use its strong effort last weekend as 
a springboard to further success. 

"It showed us what wecould do," 
(Continued on page 14) 

The women's soccer team took 
care of some old business at the 
start of the season, downing 
Middlebury and Trinity, to gain 
revenge for their last two losses of 

Though the team fell to 
powerhouse New Hampshire 
College on Tuesday, 3-0, their start 
was very encouraging. 

The Bears shut out Middlebury 
2-0 last Friday to avenge a 2-1 loss 
in their regular season finale last 

After spending last year in 
Scotland, Christine Neill '91 picked 
up right where she left off the 
previous year, scoring midway 
through the first half. Neill's goal 
came off a scramble in front of the 
goal, when Tracy Ingram '92 
crossed the ball into the goal mouth . 

The second half was dominated 
by the Bears, though they scored 
only once. K.C. Frary '92 took a 
Carol Thomas '93 pass at the right 
post and tapped it in for the final 

Caroline Blair-Smith '93 picked 

up the shutout, stopping all nine 
Panther shots. 

An even sweeter victory came 
Saturday with the 4-1 win over 
Trinity, which defeated Bowdoin \- 
in the ECAC finals last year. In 
that game. Trinity goalie Alison Bolk 
stopped 18 Bear shots. 

This time Bowdoin was too much, 
scoring three times in the second 
half after theteams were deadlocked 
at halfrime. 

The Bears first goal came just 10 
minutes into the game. After a 
handball infraction in the goal box 
by Trinity, sweeper Alicia Collins 
'93 converted a penalty kick, beating 
Bolk to the lower right. 

Trinity tied the game with a well- 
executed comer kick late in the half, 
but again the Bears dominated the 
second half. 

Neill scored on another scramble 
fifteen minutes into the half, for her 
second goal of the young season. 

Coach John Cullen noted that 
Neill "is always around the ball. 
She has an instinct for getting to the 
ball in a scramble and scoring, 
something that can't be taught." 

Bowdoin iced the game with two 
goals in a three-minute stretch. 

Ingram scored off a beautiful 
touch pass from Aileen Daversa '93 
with 11:36 to play. Then, a Sarah 
Russell '91 corner kick went off the 
head of a Trinity back to Collins, 
who headed the ball into the open 
net for her second goal of the game 
with 8:47 left. 

Cullen was extremely pleased at 
the two victories, particularly the 
strong second halves. Because of a 
new ECAC rule that prohibits a 
player from re-entering a game in 
the same half after being rested, 
many of the players were forced to 
play the entire 90 minutes. Cullen 
attributes the play to "good 
conditioning". "The players really 
kept in shape over the summer and 
came back prepared." 

The 3-0 setback to New 
Hampshire College was simply a 
result of being overmatched. 

NHC, ranked #5 in the country in 
Division II, was in control the entire 
game and Bowdoin was unable to 
counter the attack Blair-Smith made 
14 saves in a fine effort. 

The Bears are in the midst of a five 
game road trip that takes them to 
Babson on Saturday and Southern 
Maine on Wednesday. 

14 September 21, 1990 

The Bowdoin Orient 


(Continued from page 13) 

said Ruddy. "It showed us that 
we're well on our way to being a 
well-conditioned team." 

Hoping to improve on last 
•season's 22-12 record, she has 

high expectations for this highly- 
talented team. She remains 
confident that her Bears, led by 
senior co-captains Jennifer Levine 
and Abby Jealous, will enjoy 
many victories in the weeks 

Up and down week for tennis 


Orient Contributor 

Ellen Williamson "93 handles the serving chores in Tuesday 's 
Vjnatch against St. Joseph's. Photo by Jim Sabo. 

The women's tennis team ended 
their first week of competition with 
a 1-2 record. 

The two'losses came during the 
weekend matches with Middlebury 
and Colby, both by the score five 
matches to four. 

The team's first victory came on 
Tuesday when the team routed the 
University of New Hampshire eight 
matches to one. 

According to Coach Ros 
Kermode, Middlebury and Colby 
arc two of the toughest teams that 
Bowdoin will face all season, so 
Bowdoin's strong showing against 
them is a good sign. The Bears' 
improvement upon last year's scores 
against the two teams is also 

Still, the two losses were 
frustrating ones. The match against 
Middlebury on Friday was 
especially so because Bowdoin won 
four of the six singles matches 

Co-captain Heidi Wallenfels '91, 
Katie Gradek '91, Alison Vargas '93, 
and Tracy Boulter '94 all won in 
straight sets. 

The team, however, did not win 
even one of the three doubles 
matches, so despite being 
dominated in singles, Middlebury 
left Brunswick with a slim 5-4 

Saturday seemed to bring more 
of the same. 

Bowdoin showed well in singles 
against the talented Colby team, 
with Alison Burke '94, Katie Gradek 
'91, and Tracy Boulter '94 all 

The team dropped twoof thethree 
doubles matches, though, and 
Colby, like Middlebury, was able to 
eke out a win. 

If the weekend's two matches 
were close, Tuesday's outing against 

UNH was anything but that. 

Bowdoin won all six of the singles 
matches. Wallenfels, Burke, Gradek, 
Vargas, Boulter, and Nicole 
Gastonguay '92 all posted victories, 
with only Burke and Gradek going 
to three sets. 

Coach Kermode had better luck 

with the doubles teams after 
rearranging the pairings, and the 
teams of Wallenfels/Gradek and 
Burke/Co-captain Kathryn Loebs 
'91 both won. 

The Polar Bears face M.I.T. at 
homeon Friday afternoon and travel 
to Babson on Saturday. 

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September 21, 1990 15 

Field hockey gets its first win 

Polar Bears overcome University of Maine at Farmington 2 - 


Orient Contributor 

Showing that they were not 
d isheartened by their slow start last 
weekend, the women's field hockey 
team began to turn its luck around 
with a 2-0 victory over the 
University of Maine at Farmington 
this past Tuesday. 

The season began on Saturday, 
September 15 with a home game 
against Trinity. 

Coach LaPoint utilized the first 
half of the game to play as many of 
the newcomers as possible, 
resulting in what she referred to as 

However, things did improve in 
the second half with a goal scored 

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by Rebecca Smith '94 and assisted 
by Nancy Beverage '91. 

An outstanding display of talent 
was shown by goalie Lynn Warner 
'91 who made 27 saves, falling only 
two short of the school record. 
Trinity still managed to hold the 
lead though, as the game ended with 
a final score of 2-1. 

Pushing Saturday's loss out of 
their minds, the women 
concentrated on improving for their 
Sunday game against Amherst. 
Unfortunately, a combination of one 
of the strongest teams Amherst has 
had in recent years and Bowdoin's 
lack of intensity due to the second 
day on the field, helped Amherst to 
a 2-0 victory. 

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unassisted, were made by Sarah 
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In response to the team's initial 
losses, Coach Sally LaPointe says 
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help of many of the strong new 
players, including first-year 
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Robin Hunnewell, Jen Bogue, and 
Jenny Ford '93 (brought up from 
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A second look at safety 

Advertising Manager Kim 
Maxwell '91 had trouble sleeping 
the night she lost her keys from the 
Orient office. It bothered her to 
think that someone might have the 
key to her room. 

When her keys still hadn't been 
found or turned in to Security the 
next day, she decided they must 
have been stolen and called 
Security (with whom she had 
spoken twice the night before). She 
asked them to change the lock on 
her Tower room door. 

The following day, the lock was 
changed and she was issued a key, 
but the key didn't fit the lock. When 
she called Security at 5:30 p.m. that 
day (Friday), she was told she 
would have to wait until Monday 
to get a new key, which meant 
leaving her door unlocked over the 

The experience, she said, 
heightened her awareness of the 
safety and security problem on 
campus. The fact that locks are not 
changed year to year, and that there 
is a computer list ten pages long of 
students who have yet to return 
keys issued to them by Security, is 

Maine is not an idyllic, rape- free 
zone and this college is not the safe 
haven many like to believe. 

Although it is difficult to protect 
one's self from attacks that come 
from strangers and from friends 
and relatives, we as a community 
must demand more — more from 
ourselves and from those whose 

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job it is to protect us. 

The Physical Plant and Security 
must establish a system of greater 
accountability for missing keys. It is 
amazing how many people on this 
campus, studentsand staff alike, have 
master keys to Coles Tower. 

Even without a key, if a person can 
get into one quad, he or she can access 
all four through the bathrooms. Many 
Tower residents tell stories of drunken 
men and women entering their quads 
through one of the two bathrooms. 

Have you noticed the posters put 
up by Safe Art? It is estimated that at 
least two acquaintance rapes occur on 
this campus every weekend. This is 
not an arbitrary number pulled out of 
thin air by someone trying to scare us, 
but a figure confirmed by Jim Sabo, 
Co-Chair of PRSG. 

The campus and its members are in 
a state of denial about the frequency 
of sexual assault and rape on this 

Since the administration doesn't 
release statistics of incidents that 
happen at Bowdoin, people push the 
problem aside. Bowdoin is not an 
exception to these numbers; sexual 
assault happens here, too. 

It happens when our doors are 
locked and it happens when they're 
unlocked, but we need to work as a 
community to take all possible 

With our room and house doors 
unlocked and our dormitory doors 
propped open, we are leaving 
ourselves open to the trap of naivete 
and blind ignorance. 

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Frosh confront ignorance 


This fall Bowdoin saw an increase 
in its student population with the 
class of 1 994. Like all the other classes 
before this one they're supposedly all 
intelligent people ready to take on 
the adventure called college. They're 
energized, scared and I must repeat 
supposedly intelligent and aware, 
because Bowdoin only accepts 
intelligent and aware people. After a 
meeting with a majority of first-year 
diverse students last Saturday, the 
meeting only reconfirmed my notion 
that the college doesn't always accept 
the "cream of the crop." 

Colleges a lot of times accept people 
who are experts at regurgitating 
information,and thatseemsto qualify 
as intelligence. If one can do that he or 
she is a genius and colleges come 
knocking at his or her door. Too often 
common sense is overlooked and 
that's what a lot of these so called 
intelligent Bowdoin students lack, 
simple common sense. 

"Investigate for yourself." That's a 
good motto to live by. Unfortunately 
one Bowdoin student let the media 
do her investigation for her. She 
learned through the media that 
Hispanic males are gang members 
and killers. Nelson Rodriguez '94, a 
tall, built, Hispanic male, was boldly 
asked by this female who let the med ia 
do her investigation for her, Are you 
a gang member? Have you ever killed 
anyone? No, this is not a joke. That 
female asking that question was 
indeed ignorant. There are educated 
Hispanic men; she just never got to 
see or hear of any because the media 
investigated for her. Is it inconceivable 
for a Hispanic male or any diverse 
student to have brains and come to an 
elitist school like Bowdoin? Did he fit 
the description of a gang member 
more so than a student? He didn't fit 
the typical white male, with L.L. Bean 
attire, therefore he must be a criminal . 

My discussion with these students 
was very enlightening. One first year 
student couldn't have put it in better 
words. He is appalled at Bowdoin. 
During orientation week, scheduled 
sessions to educate incoming students 
about alcohol and the role it plays in 
Bowdoin's social life were held . There 

were sessions about counseling. But 
there wasn't a workshop on racism 
where probably it's most needed. 
Bowdoin seems to be sending the 
message that diversity is of little 
importance on this campus. All 
Bowdoin needsisacoupleof Hispanics 
and African-Americans just to say 
they're here. 

Iris Rodriguez puts it in the best 
possible words. "Bowdoin accepts 
diverse students and then says sink or. 
swim in this racist community." 
Another first year African-American 
student was very perturbed. He said, 
"It's like Bowdoin wants everyone here 
to assimilate to the typical Bowdoin 
student. All we are asking for is respect . 
Do not look down on us because we're 
Hispanicsor African-Americans." The 
first year diverse students here are 
tired of the shocking ignorance, when 
this is "supposedly" an institution of 
higher learning where "supposedly" 
intelligent people come. The message 
Bowdoin is sendingout is that African- 
Americans and Hispanics or any other 
group that white, male, straight, 
America refer to as "minorities" can't 
possibly attend this school because 
they've met the qualifications. 

The first year students want to 
modify the orientation schedule for 
the class of 1995. They're telling 
Bowdoin that it is imperative that a 
workshop on racism and diversity be 
conducted if Bowdoin is ever going to 
alter the environment here. It's also 
important for Bowdoin to realize that 
not all African-Americans can play 
basketball, listen to rap music, can sing 
gospel, and not all Hispanics are gang 
members and illiterate killers. There is 
a name for all this. It's called 
stereotyping, and a large number of 
people believe in them. 

Don't be fooled. Do your own 
investigation and you'll find African- 
Americans and Hispanics who are 
lawyers, doctors, tennis players, 
engineers, presidents of colleges, 
deans, opera singers, golf players and 
the list goes on. Those people didn't 
have to give up their identity or 
assimilate into white America, so don't 
expect those that are here to assimilate 
or fit the stereotypes. To the first year 
students that I met with last Saturday 
thank you, and don't forget who you 

The Bowdoin Orient 

The Bowdoin Orient 


September 21, 1990 17 

Souter gets the third degree 


Orient Senior Editors 

and JOHN 

This xveek's Topic: Supreme Court 
Nominee David Souter 

Rill: This topic is extraordinarily 
difficult, because the aspect of the 
issue which concerns me the most, 
the infirmity of the selection process, 
cannot be the aspect which we 
concentrate upon, simply because 
the process is already well 
underway. As it turns out, the 
dominant question must be the 
following: Should David Souter be 
confirmed as the new Supreme 
Court justice? While John holds his 
lip, I will say that I am deeply 
concerned that he may not be an 
acceptable candidate. 

John: Well Bill, I share your 
concern over the selection process, 
but not over the candidate. I am 
convinced that the full Senate 
should approve Judge Souter's 
nomination to the Supreme Court 
because of his performance before 
the Senate Judiciary Committee's 
hearing this past week. 

During this week's game of 
twenty questions. Judge Souter has 
shown his character as an ind ividual 
and a jurist .David Souter is a judge's 
judge. He is not preoccupied with 
the nightly news, or the ideological 
stance of this or that interest group. 
Rather, he stands content within 
the powers of the judicial branch, 
allowing legislators to legislate the 
laws and executives to execute the 
laws. Moreover, moderate language 
pervades much of his testimony, 
particularly with reference to his 
thought on racial discrimination. 
Judge Souter's intelligence, 
command of law, open- 
mindedness, and judicial 
commitment are beyond question. , 
He should be approved on his 
merits as a judge not on his politics. 

BilkThanks, John, for mentioning 
that Judge Souter should not be 
judged on his politics. I don't recall 
claiming that he should be. As a 
matter of fact, I believe you would 
agree that Judge Souter is, by and 
large, apolitical. 

Anyway, back to the argument. 
David Souter's legal prowess is 
certainly difficult to contend. His 
book knowledge, especially in the 
judicial realm, seems to be 

Go against 
the grain. 

Cut down on salt. 


irrepressible. However, other kinds 
of knowledge are required for the 
adequate fulfillment of a lifetime 
seat on the Supreme Court. I call 
into question David Souter's 

The man lives in the house he 
grew up in. He's barely left New 
Hampshire, and even then some of 
his time was spent only as far away 
as Boston. I wonder whether this 
restricted exposure to the U.S. will 
allow him to judge on behalf of the 
U.S. given the current state of the 
U.S. This is not a dig at northern 
New England but a concern that a 
Supreme Court justice have an 
applicable and empirical knowledge 
of the vast spectrum which is the 
United States, a knowledge which 
can only arise through personal and 
shared experiences. 

John: It seems to me. Bill, that 
instead of returning to the argument 
you merely covered your 
withdrawal. Since when has 
residence in all fifty states been a 
requirement for nomination to the 
Supreme Court? Is Judge Souter 
unable to pass reasoned decisions 
on constitutional arguments 
because he has lived in New 
Hampshire for the better part of his 
51 years? This is typical Hutfilz 
hog-wash. The determining factor 
in the nomination process should 
not be the geo-legal history of the 
candidate, but the ability to think 
clearly on the constitutional issues 
which will come before the court. 

Bill: What hackneyed Nicholson 
numbskullery! Since when is "geo- 
legal" a word? 

As a matter of fact, I think that's 
the name of a new compact car. 
Maybe David Souter will buy one 

and learn more about geo-issues so 
he can geo-deliberate on geo-cases. 
Still, David Souter's ability to think 
clearly on constitutional issues may 
be hindered by his bookishness and 
lack of broad experiences. The 
Constitution must be a living 
document in touch with today's 
world. Souter's strict reading of 
many laws in the past leads me to 
believe that he will continue to do 
this in the future. 

While I have been encouraged by 
a few of the moderate comments of 
David Souter in front of the Judiciary 
Panel, and while I abhor the infusion 
of political elements into such a 
crucial process, I wonder whether 
one should look at the legal record 
of a candidate before that 
candidate's testimony in a political 
arena. It seems that Souter's record 
should be the primary resource, and 
I would implore our senators to 
likewise take this view. 

John: Using mediocre humor as 
a front for mediocre argumentation 
never has, nor never will be good 
policy. Just ask 'The Duke". 

Has it occurred to you that 
perhaps Judge Souter's detachment 
may bring fresh insight into the 
constitutional arena. Should judicial 
decisions simply consist of rehashed 
American culture, or the latest in 
popular thought, spit out in stodgy 
legal language? Yes the Constitution 
must be a living document, but that 
does not require Souter to livehither, 
thither, and yon. Beyond this 
foolishness, you appear to agree 
with my statements point for point. 
Indeed, I am hard pressed to find 
any substantive reasons for your 
anguish over Judge Souter's 
acceptability as a Supreme Court 

Follow Dartmouth's lead 

An open letter to President 

You come to the Presidency of 
Bowdoin College at a very 
opportune time. Having been 
away last year, I was delighted to 
return to a campus with different, 
morediverse faces. With your new 
presidency, the tone of this 
institution has changed. One 
senses the euphoria and 
momentum of change in the air. 
At first I thought I was mistaken 
about this, but your convocation 
address confirmed in my mind that 
you are truly a man of ideas and 
imagination, not of rhetoric, and 
that you have a direction and 
vision for an institution so in need 
of strong, visionary leadership. 

The important question now is 
how to materialize the far-reaching 
vision of your convocation 
address. The time to do this is 
right now, for to wait would be to 
lose the critical moment when 
Bowdoin College is at an 
institutional turning point, when 
the vision of a new president could 
change the nature and tone of this 
institution. It is the moment for 
bold action as the traditional 
powers that be of this institution 
would be taken off guard. At the 
beginning of your term, you will 
have a period of grace. That is the 
time to act. 

You arc lucky as there is a great 
rumbling taking place in American 
higher education, from which you, 
in theory, could profit. The 
president of Dartmouth College, 
James Freed man, is conducting an 
all-out campaign to change the 
image of that college as an "all- 
white, all-male bastion of old" as 
Frecdman put it. Fortunately, 
Bowdoin College docs not suffer 
from this image to the extent that 
Dartmouth College does. There is 
no "Bowdoin Review." I am sure, 
however, that there is much to be 

done. Mr. Freedman is improving 
Dartmouth College, and his tactics 
are bold and innovative. 
Dartmouth College is actively 
recruiting promising people of 
color for numerous positions on 
the Dartmouth College faculty. Mr. 
Freedman has intervened 
personally in this effort, calling 
various prospective faculty to 
convince them to come to 
Dartmouth College himself. 
Moreover Dartmouth College is 
actively recruiting in excellent, 
progressive, urban public schools, 
like ^Boston Latin High School, 
Bronx High School of Science. This 
is tremendous, and Dartmouth 
College, if successful, will benefit 
incalculably from this investment 
in a student search in these high 
schools. Mr. Edwards, Bowdoin 
College could do the same. 

In the a pplicant pool to Bowdoin 
College the suburban, prep school 
is a constant. It always has been, 
and it always will be. Year after 
year, they will faithfully apply in 
droves. Bowdoin does not seek 
them, they seek Bowdoin, they 
seek Bowdoin. However, in the 
interest of pluralism, it is necessary 
to actively recruit this other 
segment of the American 
population. The past President of 
Bowdoin College did very little, if 
anything in this respect. What is 
needed is a coordinated effort, a 
sustained student search, the 
inspiration for which should come 
from you. No single group should 
have a hegemony on this campus, 
not in the student body, nor in the 
faculty, nor in the administration. 
Bowdoin's excellence in your 
presidency and beyond into the 
21st century will depend on the 
extent to which it can prepare 
students for an increasingly 
pluralistic world. 


Joseph Hughes '91 

Observer offers solution to the diversity problem 

This past week, a considerable lackof minority faculty at Bowdoin. 

amount of attention has been paid One response is that competent 

to the fact that the Bowdoin College minority professors can't be found 

faculty is not indicativeof American (in any significant number) and that 

society asa whole, primarilybecause 
minorities (including women) are 
Concerned Students, a Bowdoin 
student organization, i» demanding 
that the college correct these 
imbalances, and that President 
Edwards issue a statement 
addressing the problem by 
November 2. Not surprisingly, there 
has been extensive debate over the 
manner in which the problem 
should be corrected. The Coalition 
has suggested two measures 

the administration can't hire what 
doesn't exist. Reason number two 
states that quality minority 
professors exist, but don't want to 
come to Maine because of its 
weather, isolation, or relative lack 
of cultural and racial diversity. The 
third reason given puts the blame 

education. Upon graduation, each 
student would become an instructor 
at Bowdoin, which would forgive 
the loan after the new minority 
professor had spent several years 
as a member of the faculty . On short, 
the col lege would pay for a graduate 
student's education if he or she 

gain their masters and /or doctoral 
degrees could remain at Bowdoin 
after their obligatory years of 
teaching had ended. Additionally, 
this tangible commitment to 
minority hiring would make 
Bowdoin more attractive to 
minorities in general, increasing the 

agreed to teach at Bowdoin after number of potential students and 

graduating.) The professors would faculty interested in joining our 

be paid according to the same scale community, 

as the rest of the faculty, and would Funding such a program 

squarely on the administration, in no way be differentiated from shouldn't be a problem, especially 

alleging that the only reason there 
are so few minority professors on 

chooses not to hire them. 
There is a way to attract minority 

other faculty members. The if there is a genuine commitment to 
program should run for manyyears, faculty diversification. Bowdoin has 

adopted by other colleges that are professors to Bowdoin, however, if 
attempting to correct the disparity the problem lies with demographics 

on their own faculty rosters. Others 
are at odd's with the group's 
proposals, and are searching for 
another way to create a morediverse 
faculty at Bowdoin. 

Three excuses are usually given 
when people attempt to explain the 

and not with the college 
administration. The solution is for 
Bowdoin College to create an 
endowment for minority graduate 
students, granting loans to a few 
extremely promising scholars so 
that they can complete their 

with one or two new professors 
being added to the faculty each year. 
These graduates would be replaced 
by a similar number of promising 
students, who would begin the 
program at various schools around 
the country, thus establishing a 
continual flow of future professors 
through the program. In this 
manner the faculty could diversify 
at a consistent pace, since most of 
those who joined the program to 

an endowment of nearly 1 50 million 
dollars; to run this program each 
year, with several future professors 
taking part, would cost less than 
one tenth of one percent of the 
college endowment. Surely such an 
expenditure would be consistent 
with the funding provided for other 
improvements at Bowdoin, such as 
the new science library. 

(Continued on page 19) 

18 September 21, 1990 

The Bowdoin Orient 

Fraternity crisis sparks heated debate 

Campus wides: All there is to the fraternity system? 


Orient Contributor 

Last night, a first year student on 
my floor came up to me and asked 
what was going on with the 
fraternity system. He put it quite 
bluntly when he asked, will there 
ever be another campus wide. I was 
rather surprised when this student 
equated the entire fraternity system 
at Bowdoin with a campus wide. 
But after he left, I thought about the 
introduction he has had to the 
system here, and probably the 
impression that many other 
students and possibly the faculty, 
staff, and administration have 
received from fraternities. 

To look at the impression that 
fraternities leave on the community, 
we have to examine how fraternities 
interact with the rest of the campus, 
i.e. when does the Bowdoin campus 
see the fraternities. 

Probably the most frequent 
interaction Security has with the 
houses is in the answering of noise 

complaints. The administration 
recognizes the houses when 
students, brought to the hospital 
for over-consumption of alcohol, 
answer that they were served liquor 
at a fraternity party. A large portion 
of the student body visits fraternities 
only on weekends when they have 
parties. Another section of students 
that choose not to attend parties at 
all, hear only stories of the houses, 
rarely experiencing them 
personally. While these 

impressions are a reflection of a 
part of the fraternity system, the 
images seen are often the worst the 
system can present. 

Perhaps thecommunity sees only 
the negative sideof fraternities here. 
Not many people notice that 
fraternity members sit up all hours 
of the night for a fund raising skate- 
a-thon in the middle of the winter. 
Rarely do you hear of someone 
talking about how members go out 
and shovel the paths of neighbors 
in the morning after a heavy 
snowfall. And almost never will 

the community hear of the simple 
talk over a cup of coffee I had with 
two members of my house when I 
went over this evening. 

I think almost anyone could 
discover flaws in the fraternity 
system as it appears now. That 
change is necessary is evident. But 
what form will this change take and 
who will decide it? Before these 
questions are answered, it is first 
crucial to recognize that fraternities 
are in the process of bettering 
themselves. The Inter-Fraternity 
Council, composed of students 
elected from all of the fraternities, 
fights every week to improve the 
fraternity system. Changes that the 
college has suggested in the physical 
structures are being fulfilled all of 
the time. As best as they can, 
fraternities are trying to improve 
themselves from within. This fact, 
no one can deny. Then how long 
should we allow for the system to 
correct itself? 

It appears that to the 
administration, tomorrow is not 

Frats must govern themselves or get the boot 


Orient Contributor 

Allow me, if you will, to cut and 
get straight to the point: if the 
fraternities can't govern 
themselves, give them the boot. 

This is the position I've come to 
after several years of observation 
and thought. For most of my time 
here at Bowdoin I have been an 
ardent apologist of the fraternity 
system — and not merely because, 
as an independent, I stood to gain 
(what, I don't know) by being 
allowed to attend campus-wides. 
Accepting that there were inevitable 
abuses within the system I believed 
that the fraternity system was 
basically a good thing, founded on 
more or less sound principles of 
social bonding, of self-organization, 
and self-government. 

I no longer have faith in any of 
these. Sure, the houses do bond 
socially (how? by drinking as much 
as, or more than, humanly possible), 
they do organize themselves (but 

for what if not to throw large 
parties?) — by the way, if you smiled 
to yourself just now, you know first 
hand that this is in fact the truth of 
the matter — and sure they govern 
themselves (but by what "rule of 
law" other than their own?). 

There is an attitude prevalent 
within many houses, and 
widespread among the 

independents, that laughs 
contemptuously in the face, even 
the idea, of an enforceable policy 
intended to control fraternity 
parties. All of the alcohol policies 
arrived at in the last few years have 
failed. The undenied failure of the 
most recent unenforceable policy is 
just another exampleof this attitude 
doing its work. I have no reason to 
believe that the new policy will be 
any more enforceable than the last, 
or that it will meet a different fate. 
Guest-lists seem to be the "party- 
control device" of vogue, but these 
too are unenforceable. You don't 
believe me, give them a chance and 
watch how quickly they fall apart. 
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list? the houses? Without the real 
threat of a genuinely feared 
punishment, there is no reason to 
expect the houses to so govern 

The administration hasattempted 
to arrive at self-governing alcohol 
policies, to allow the houses their 
autonomy and relative 
independence, to give them the 
benefit of the doubt. The rationale 
behind the approach is undeniably 
sound: students should be able to 
govern themselves. The 
administration should not have to 
do what it can reasonably expect 
the students to do themselves (and 
what the students themselves have 
said they would do). How many 
times are we going to have to go 
through the charade of watching 
the Inter-Fraternity Council agree 
to regulate its own behavior, turn 
around, and essentially (if not 
literally) flip the bird? How long is 
this going to pass as legitimate 

All of the recent alcohol policies 
have been based on the principle of 
self-government. Frankly, the 
houses have proven themselves 
unequal to the task, the longer we 
deny this the more problems we 
will have. It's time for the 
administration to set up an alcohol 
policy that they can and will enforce 
If that's not possible, givethe houses 
the boot. 

soon enough. It is important, 
however, to recognize that the 
administration is not the only force 
pushing change. TheASIFCisalso 
pushing for changes in the 
fundamental structure of the social 
scene. But where do the student's 
efforts come in? 

I do not believe the fraternity 
system as it stands is in its most 
perfect form. Changes need to be 
made to improve the social 
functions of the houses. But with 
this recognition of the need for 
change, a need also arises for the 
community to support these 
changes. It is easy to look at the 
negative side of fraternities. But 
the weekend campus wides are not 
the norm of the system. 

A fraternity and its members are 
part of the Bowdoin community all 
throughout the week. Because they 
are noticed on the weekends, often 
at their worst, they are seen in a 
darker light than they deserve. 

Perhaps some toleration is 
deserved to the houses trying to 
change. Perhaps the need for a 
radical change is coming, but 
shouldn't the houses be given the 
chance to change themselves, rather 
than being told that all parties will 
end until the system is perfect? 
Perhaps patience and assistance is 
needed to help the fraternities 
change themselves, rather than a 
strong force dictating the path that 
these organizations must take. 

Dormitories trashed 


Orient Contributor 

When the Alumni-Student Inter- 
Fraternity Council (ASIFC) banned 
campus wide parties last week 
shouts of outrage and indignation 
were heard across thecampus. Were 
these shouts justified? Yes. If the 
ASIFC's purpose in placing a 
moratorium on campus-wides was 
to curb excessive drinking by 
students on campus, they fell way 
short. Instead they created two 
nights of even wilder drinking and 
partying than has gone on at the 

My own dormitory is a good 
example of the bad situation that 
was created. After parties were 
broken up in Moore and Maine, 
everyone who found themselves 
with nowhere to go, which was most 
of the class of '94, converged on 
Coleman. Well into the early hours 
of the morning drunken souls who 
didn't even live in Coleman were 
pounding on the doors demanding 
to be let in. For the most part, these 
people were all loud, obnoxious, 
and verbally abusive to the sleepy 
doormen who let them in. Our 
bathroom was trashed as well, and 
the hallways and stairwells were 
littered with trash and dozens of 
empty beer cans. 

Saturday night wasn't much 
better. The cord on one floor phone 
was taken, while the other phone 
was simply ripped out of the wall. 
The same drunken individuals were 
back, louder than before. One of 
those persons was also kind enough 
to set off the fire alarm at three 
o'clock in the morning. Similar 

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incidents occurred in other dorms 
as well. There was no decrease in 
drinking as the ASIFC expected. 

The fraternities should not be 
considered saints in this scenario, 
however. Some of the damage that 
occurred in the dorms can justly be 
attributed to them. The only thing 
that they proved was that a handful 
of them are little more than beer 
guzzling bullies who will tear up a 
dorm if they don't get their way. For 
many students, frat parties do 
provide a place to go Friday and 
Saturday night. They provide a place 
to meet people and a place to have a 
little fun. 

There was no decrease 

in drinking as 

the ASIFC expected. 

The responsibility to make sure 
that no one drinks too much does 
not rest on the shoulders of the frats. 
It rests on the shoulders of the 
individual. Students should be 
aware of their tolerance level and 
try not to exceed it. 

Furthermore, the frats can't be 
expected to learn any responsibility 
when someone else is making all 
the rules and watching over them, 
as the ASIFC has. The only way to 
teach them responsibility is to let 
them screw up a couple of times. In 
my short time at Bowdoin I have 
seen and heard nothing from the 
Alcohol Peer Advisors. Ifthecollege 
and the ASIFC wants to teach us 
how to drink and party responsibly 
as individuals, the APAs should 
make more of an effort to talk to 
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The Bowdoin Orient 

September 21, 1990 19 

Letters to the Editor 

Zetes don f t deserve the stigma 

To the Editor: 

My name is Chad Bonney, and I 
am a Zete at Bowdoin College. 
Simply by stating this I run the risk 
of being labeled a sexist, an elitist, 
and a big headache for the college 
administration. These are the 
perceptions that I fear are 
predominant on the Bowdoin 
campus. These perceptions took 
shape last semester, when the 
majority of Zete males chose to 
remain their status as Zetes. We 
stood apart from the other men and 
women who chose to disassociate 
themselves from the national 
organization rather than disobey 
the college mandate forbidding 
affiliation with "male-only" groups. 

It is this mandate that I feel is 
being conveniently overlooked in 
the current uproar. We were 
perfectly content with the status 

Mistaken label 

To the Editor: 

A bright green poster appearing 
on campus Thursday, September 
20, stated that, "A forcible rape 
occurs in the State of Maine every 
46 hours." Although this statistic is 
accurate, this figure only includes 

quo: co-ed membership with us still 
maintaining our ties to the national 

The administration decided that 
they didn't want us to have those 
ties, and so in effect forced us to 
choose. We chose not to heed the 
decree, and in doing so have gotten 
ourselves into a lot of hot water. It, 
however, is a battle that we feel is 
worth the effort. 

The divorce was unfortunate, and 
nobody wanted it to happen. No 
one, that is, except for the 
administration. They emerged 
victorious in that not only was Zeta 
Psi force to factionalize, but that we 
are the focus of these unfavorable 
perceptions that we feel are 
unwarranted. We just want to be 


Chad Bonney '92 

Bull was off on Catholic doctrine 

stranger rape, not date or 
acquaintance rapes. Peer Relations 
Support Croup apologizes for any 
misunderstanding this may have 


Peer Relations Support Group. 

To the Editor: 

In his editorial, "Pacifism, 
humility and the right to 
choose"(September 7, 1990), Chris 
Bull touches tangentially upon so 
many philosophical, moral and 
social issues of the first importance 
that it would beimpossibleto reply 
to him responsibly in less than an 
extended essay. In the compass of 
a brief letter, may I correct at least 
his misrepresentation of the 
teaching of the Catholic Church. 
Mr. Bull, by announcing himself a 
pacifist, claims to do the 'pro-life' 
movement one better; but, clearly, 
hedoes not perceive the principles 
whereby Catholics (and so many 
others) reject artificial 
contraception, and procured 

Because of man's immortal soul 
and supernatural destiny. 
Christians cannot regard what St. 
Paul termed "the body of this 
death" — biological life, if you 
will — as an ultimate good. Hence, 
the understanding that "greater 
love hath no man than that he lay 

down his life for his friends." 
Precious as is human life in this 
world , its importance is outweighed 
by such good s as justice, truth, faith, 
and mercy! For things like these, 
the martyrs risked, and often even 
courted, violent death. 

Catholics, therefore, reject 
procured abortion, not 

fundamentally for the sake of life, 
but for the sake of justice. The 
unborn child has received the gift 
of life, and to deprive him of it 
violently is gross injustice has 
nothing to do with^tne arrogant 
imposition of private^opinions. 

Curiously, Mr. Bull suggests that 
a really thoroughgoing Catholic 
position on human sexuality would 
be fecund promiscuity of staggering 
frequency. Once again, however, 
Catholics reject artificial 
contraception not for the sakeof life 
per se, but because it thwarts the 
procreative purpose to which 
conjugal relations are primarily 
ordered. In this light, artificial 
contraception is intrinsically selfish. 

Here, too, the moral norm is 
grounded in natural justice, not 
biological proliferation. Catholics 
acknowledge the value both of 
procreation, and of sexual 
continence "for the sake of the 
kingdom of heaven." 

Catholics can agree with Mr. 
Bull when he suggests that the 
fundamental issue is the scientific 
question of when human life 
begins. He needs the authority of 
more than his own assertion to 
demonstrate that the question is 
unanswerable. The determination 
may be subtler than in ages past, 
but it need be no less certain. 

I do not expect to persuade Mr. 
Bull, or any other reader, by means 
of a- brief letter, published in a 
newspaper. Nevertheless, in an 
academic community especially, 
philosophical and moral positions 
as clearly articulated and widely 
known as those of the Catholic 
Church ought at least to be stated 


Herman F. Holbrook '81 

Provide some alternatives 

One solution 

(Continued from page 17) 

The idea of paying for graduate 
school in exchange for years of 
service is not unprecedented. This 
summer national exposure was 
given to a community in northern 
Maine that attracted a physician to 
their town with a very novel 
approach. After years of attempting 
to lure a doctor to the area by 
conventional means, the local 
citizens took a bold step, paying a 
medical student's tuition, in return 
for which the student became the 
community physician. A similar 
path could be installed at Bowdoin 
to recruit minority professors, with 

the same success. 

It is with hope that I suggest this 
endowment program to both the 
Coalition for Concerned Students 
and President Edwards. It will not 
correct Bowdoin's imbalances 
overnight, but it does suggest a long 
term approach that will provide 
more diversity. 

It is not free, either, but the 
funding necessary for such a 
program is reasonable when 
compared to some of Bowdoin's 
other ventures. This approach is 
necessary, however, if Bowdoin 
College is to provide a liberal arts 
education for the 1 990s and beyond . 

To the Editor: 

As members of the community 
searching for alternatives to the 
party-life on weekends, we found 
last weekend to be a dreadful 
example of the college's inability to 
facilitate creative means of 
educational and social diversity. 

Only two buildings on the entire 
campus were open: the library and 
the Moulton Union. The foreign 
language lab was closed, precluding 
the option of watching culturally 
rich and interesting films. Both 
gymnasiums were closed, 
disallowing entertaining forms of 
recreation. The classrooms in 
Adams Hall, Massachusetts Hall, 
Hubbard Hall, and the VAC were 
all locked, providing no alternative 
to the noisy dormitories, where it is 
impossible to study and often very 
difficult to think. Even the computer 
rooms, which can often facilitate 

creative means of self-expression, 
were closed. 

Furthermore, the fact that there 
were no lectures or debates, and 
few organizational meetings, raises 
questions as to the commitment of 
the administration, the faculty and 
the student body — in short, the 
whole community — to the value of 
a true liberal arts education. At a 
time when the school is reassessing 
its role as the supporter of cultural, 
social and intellectual diversity, this 
"closed-door" policy is a very 
disquieting sign. 

To help remedy this sad state of 
affairs, we suggest that the facilities 
at the language lab, the computer 
rooms, and the Farley field house 
be available to students on Friday 
and Saturday nights. We believe 
that the additional costs required to 
keep these facilities operating is 
more than compensated for by the 

creation of a revitalized campus life, 
made vibrant by the new 
educational and recreational 
opportunities. There are other ways 
in which the school can cut the cost 
of its operating budget without 
having to sacrifice those values 
upon which the school was built. 

We also suggest that departments 
put strong pressure on the 
administration for more lectures, 
seminars and symposiums on 
weekends. And above all, we hope 
that other students who are 
sympathetic to these demands will 
follow through on them by insisting 
that the school hear our discontent. 

Yes, this school can become a 
bastion of cultural and intellectual 
enlightenment — but only if it opens 
its doors. 


Lance Hickey '91 

Eileen Hunt '93 

First Amendment 

Depressing parallels: The media's favorite "bad guy" 


Orient Staff 

We, the media-swamped-yet- 
ignorant public of the late twentieth 
century, are unable to analyze an 
event on its own pros and cons. We 
need newspapers and of course, 
our Chief Executive to do this job 
for us. We have been failed by 

The most alarming aspect of the 
media and government coverage 
of theGulf Crisis is the way careless 
commentators, including the 
President, have drawn historical 
parallels in an effort to make the 
situation easy to understand for 
the lay person. George Bush is on 
record comparing Saddam 
Hussein to Hitler. General Powell, 
while talking to U.S. troops on a 
visit to Saudi Arabia last week, 
was on evening news telling 
soldiers, *The world is 
changing. ..America and the Soviet 
Union are co-operating 

now. ..Saddam Hussein isabad man. 
Saddam Hussein is a bad man." 
Such dangerous analogies, 
especially when coming from such 
supposedly responsible officials, 
have contributed to the mass 
hysteria surrounding the Gulf 

The parallel that no one is drawing 
is Panama. (Remember, anyone?). 
No newspaper or magazine that this 
writer is aware of has dared to 
venture that there may be some 
comparability in the invasion of 
Kuwait by Iraq and invasions of 
Panama and Grenada by the United 
States, and most importantly, the 
invasion of Lebanon by Israel in 
1982. Perhaps by an editing mishap, 
one such suggestion was let slip on 
the evening news. Dan Rather, a la 
CBS, was in Jordan interviewing 
Jordanian citizens when one citizen 
responded, "When the United States 
invades Grenada in 1982, when the 
United States invades Panama, 
nobody steps in front of George 
Wash_ or Ronald Reagan, all right. 

and tell him. Tiey guy, what are 
you doin' here?'" No one 
compared Ronald Reagan or 
Yitzhad Shamir to Hitler in 1982. 
Why? Because Saddam Hussein 
is, to again quote General Powell, 
"a bad man." 

"He Blew It," "He Was Their 
Man," "And Now He Is Doing 
Them Wrong." These three 
phrases, used as headings by 
Alexander Cockburn while 
writing in The Nation of 
September 10, 1990, very 
accurately represent the history of 
the interaction of the West with 
Saddam Hussein. Just nine months 
ago, the White House lifted a ban 
on loans to Iraq. The United States, 
with the rest of the industrialized 
world, supported Iraq for eight 
years because it was considered 
the only bulwark against the 
strident Iranian opposition of the 
'Great Satan' and Europe. 

Now, Saddam Hussein has been 
made by the Western media into 
the vilest of villains. His human 

rights record is now an outrage; 
before August 2, Saddam's 
violations human rights receive only 
about as much attention as the 
violation of human rights by Israel 
in the Occupied Territories. Time 
magazine d id not display gas masks 
on its cover when Saddam Hussein 
unleashed chemical weapons on 
dissident Kurds; the September 3, 
1990 issue, not surprisingly, had a 
gas mask on the cover with the 
heading 'Are We Ready For This?' 
Now that Iraq has brutally invaded 
a Western crony and threatens an 
even more staunch crony, Saudi 
Arabia, its chemical weapons 
capability is headline news, 
providing a distorted and illogical 
justification for the elimination of 
the already miniscule peace 
dividend which has been the talk of 
Washington this year. 

The West is howling with outrage 
over an act of 'naked aggression.' 
These days, newspapers and media 
are putting unrelenting focus on a 

single figure; the cruel, brutal and 
inhuman Saddam Hussein. There 
are no doubts about the tyrannical 
nature of Saddam Hussein. But 
history is littered with incidents of 
'naked aggression' by the same 
industrialized countries, now 
strengthened by the comical 
inclusion of the Soviet Union and 
China in the 'grand coalition' 
engineered by the United States. 

As The Nation said about the U .S., 
"A nation whoseagents...murdered 
millions in Indochina and 
sponsored death by the thousands 
in Latin America should use the 
name Hitler with restraint and self- 
knowledge." Saddam Hussein is 
not Hitler and cannot be dealt the 
same way. Evoking the horrors of 
the past only feeds the war- 
mongering frenzy instituted by 
media over-exposure of the Gulf 
crisis. The only solution is an 
extension and tightening of the 
economic embargo and a desire for 
peace through diplomacy. 

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Physical Plant clears section of Bowdoin pines 

Students upset as two fields are plowed without full Environmental Impact Committee consultation 


Orient Editor in Chief 

Cheryl Shultz '91 spends a lot of 
time in the section of the Bowdoin 
Pines behind the Federal Street 
Development office. Close to her 
house, she often runs, walks or — in 
the winter — cross-country skis 
among the pine trees. So when 
walking into the area last Tuesday, 
the last thing she expected to find 
were bulldozer tracks and a freshly- 
made sand road. 

"When I wandered back there I 
was sort of in shock," Shultz said. 

The 50 by 150 foot area was 
cleared by Physical Plant about two 
weeks ago without consulting the 
full Environmental Impact 

"Physical Plant is supposed to 
tell the Environmental Impact 
Committee before they do things 
that disturb the environment," said 
Guy Emery, professor of physics 
and chair of the committee. 

According to Emery, 
Superintendent of Buildings and 
Grounds George Libby told him 
Physical Plant wanted to use the 
area to compost leaves and pine 
needles and briefly described the 

In an interview last night Libby 
said, 'Its been a bad situation since 
the whole thing started." 

He said when Farley Field house 
was built and the fields added, the 
college lost a primary area for leaf 
composting. Since that time, 

Physical plant bucks leave tracks behind as they clears fields. Photo by Chris Srnssel. 

Physical Plant has been piling the 
yearly 1 2-1 4 hundred cubic yards of 
debris next to the observatory in the 
woods behinds the field house. 

However, the site is not ideal, 
Libby said. There's nowhere to 
compost, nowhere to mix anything, 
nowhere to do anything but pile it 
higher and higher." And now they 
have run out of room to do even 

The Federal Street location has 
been a possible site since it was 
cleared of hardwood trees three 
years ago, he said. Responding to 

the advice of a forester, the college 
cleared the area of hardwood, in an 
attempt to preserve the pines. 

Before the project was completed 
Assistant Professor of Biology 
Nathaniel Wheelwright, who was 
using the area as a laboratory, 
convinced the college to let natural 
processes prevail and the clearing 
was stopped. 

As the space is already clear of 
hardwood, when a groundscrew 
became available two weeks ago, 
Libby sent them to pull up 
hardwood stumps and clear away 

the ferns and blackberry bushes. 

"We didn't think we were doing 
anything wrong," said Libby, 
adding "it turned into a very hot 
issue very quickly." 

Libby is waiting for further word 
from the EI C, but yesterday he asked 
for their help in finding a suitable 

David Barbour, director of 
Physical Plant, said the Federal 
Street location was about the only 
available area to dump leaves. 

Members of EIC support the 
Physical , Plant's 'efforts at 


"It shows a responsibility on their 
part," said Emery. 

The debate centers on the location 
for that effort. 

"It was my understanding that 
the pines were off limits," said 
Carter, adding that members of the 
Bowdoin community have 
conflicting views about the 
preservation of the pines. 

To solve that problem, the EIC 
has created a subcommittee to 
research the future of the pines. 
(Continued on page 6) 

Former Dean of College dies 

Robert C Wahelm, college 
counselor at the Hawken School 
in Gates M ills, Ohio, and dean of 
Bowdoin College from 1980-87, 
died of a heart attack early Friday 
morning, September 21. 

A Gathering of Remembrance 
was held at 3:45 p.m. on Tuesday, 
September 25, in the Bowdoin 
Chapel comciding with service* 
being held is Gate M His, Ohio. 

Wilhelm, 57, was a resident of 
Lyndhurst, Ohio. A graduate of 
Pomona College, be earned hi$ 
Ph.D. in biochemistry at Cornell 
University. Prior to his 
appointmentat Bowdoin, Wilhem 
served as dean of students at 
Colgate University, and as a 
professor of molecular 
biochemistry and biophysics, 
executive assistant to president, 
and dean of Calhoun College at 
Yale University. 

Wiflielm was a member of the 

National Association of College 

i Adn^ssionsCounseiorS/StgmaXi. 

During his Bowdoin, Colgate, 
and Yale years, Wilhelm was 
active in the American 
Association for Advancement of 
Science, the American 
Association for Higher 
Education, the American Society 
of Microbiologists, and the 
Association of American 

Wilhelm is survived by his 
wife, Leslie, a daughter, Kendra, 
and a son, Seth, all of Lyndhurst, 
Ohio; his mother, Emma, of 
Pasadena, Calif.; and a brother, 
Alan, of Chico, Calif. 

In lieu of flowers, Mrs. Wilhelm 
suggests that memorial gifts may 
be sent to the Robert C Wilhelm 
Isle Program Scholarship Fund, 
c/oTed Adams, 38Colkge Street, 
Bowdoin College, Brunswick, 
Maine 04011 . The fund will be 
used to support deserving 
graduate students at the 
■University of Peradeniya, Sri 

Student admits setting Moore fires 


Orient News Editor 

In an of fical statement yesterday, 
Associate Dean of Students Ana 
Brown said the student who came 
forth as responsible for last week's 
fires in Moore Hall is no longer 
enrolled at Bowdoin College. 

The statement implied that the 
student can come back to Bowdoin 
once certain requirements are met. 

The decision came out of an 
internal disciplinary hearing. 

The student is accepting full 
responsibilty for the fire damage 
which occured last Thursday 
morning. Brown worked closely 
with the student and the student's 
family, but declined to identify the 
student or the motive for the 

Sergeant Barry Norris of the State 
Fire Marshall's Office said This 
was done by an individual who has 
a problem and was crying out for 
help." His office has not pressed 

formal criminal charges, but he too 
declined to reveal the student's 
name because of the circumstances. 
Norris' office also required the 
student to attend counseling until 
July 31, 1991. 

"What we're trying to do is help 
the individual. If this were a college 
prank, the person would probably 
be adjudicated," said Norris. 

Brown said, "as a college we take 
this type of behavior very seriously 
and it is not an approriate one for 
this community." 

Luckily no one was injured as a 
result of the fire or the evacuation, 
but that does not diminish the 
seriousness of the incident. Even a 
small fire such as this one has the 
potential to be a tremendous hazard, 
especially at such an early hour. 

The college is concerned with 
future fire hazards, and it will take 
a "serious view of fire safety 
violations." Brown hopes this 
"dangerous event" will help 
students understand the college's 
position on false fire alarms. 

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Clubs upset - Page 2 

Women's tennis wins - Page 10 

September 28, 1990 

The Bowdoin Orient 

Clubs upset over unfair fund appropriations 


Orient Contributor 

Money is an essential factor of 
Bowdoin's extracurricular 

organizations. The college provides 
funds to chartered organizations 
through a student/faculty 
*■ committee, the Student Activities 
Funds Committee (SAFC). But a 
question has arisen concerning the 
fair distribution of these funds to 
the campus organizations requiring 
financial assistance. 

All students enrolling at Bowdoin 
College pay $135 as a part of their 
total Bowdoin tuition, which 
comprises a "student activity fee." 
That money, along with funds left 
unused from the previous year and 
revenue from parking fines, makes 
up a cash base of approximately 
$200,000 per year, which is allotted 
by the SAFC to the forty-odd 
chartered extracurricular 


This year was the first in which 
organizations were required to 
submit their detailed' budget 
proposals in the spring, allowing 
funds to be available for use at the 
outset of the school year. This is also 
the second year in which funding 
has been allocated for an entire year, 
instead by semester. Proposed 

budgets were reviewed by the nine- 
member board (four faculty, four 
students, and Director of Student 
Activities, Bill Fruth). Once a 
consensus was reached involving 
the amount of money to be a warded 
to each group, the overall budget 
was sent for review by the executive 
board, which must either approve 
or veto the complete list of budgets. 

Because students are involved in 
the decision-making process, a 
human factor is inherently built into 
the entire allocation process. 
Students have started to question 
the propriety of the entire system 
this year, specifically in reference to 
allowances made to the College 
Republicans, whose funding 
increased this year to allow for an 
honorarium to former Supreme 
Court nominee Robert Bork, who is 
scheduled to speak at the college 
this spring. 

Many students have expressed 
concern that the reason for the 
increase in the budget came from a 
biased decision from the students 
on the committee, several of whom 
are members of the Republican 
organization . Bill Fruth disagreed, 
"I think people did their best to 
make it an objective decision. They 
definitely wrestled with the issue." 

The SAFC originally proposed 

allocating the club $7,900 up from 
the '89-90 budget of $4884, but the 
executive board vetoed this figure, 
and after negotiation, the SAFC 
came to the accepted figure of $5,300. 
Many other organizations on 
campus also received increases in 
their overall budget, but the one 
issue of the College Republicans 
caused much disturbance because 
as former president of the College 
Republicans Jeff Zeman believes, 
the group is one of the only 
conservative organizations on 
campus and is being attacked 
because of that conservative nature. 
"We need the money to sponsor the 
types of speakers we want... we have 
trouble finding other organizations 
to help co-sponsor such an event." 
The group is currently looking for 
co-sponsorship which would help 
to raise the additional money 
necessary to have Bork come to 

While Zeman and the 
Republicans believe they have been 
denied funding due to their political 
nature, other groups feel that the 
bias of the SAFC, if one exists at all, 
actually leans toward conservatism, 
not liberalism. WBOR Station 
Manager Barry Courtois feels the 
money the station was denied, 
almost $4,000 of the proposed 

Outing Club builds home away from home 


Orient ftaf t 

Where were you on the night of 
Friday the 21st? "Out of Africa"? 
Happy Birthday Wanda June (the two- 
act play)? Or were you simply 
feeling free at one of the many 
fraternity parties Bowdoin 
presently does not offer? Was it 
truly an out of body experience? 
Onethat left you wondering if there 
might be more to life? Pondering 
your existence? 

There is. 

So you ask, "What's it like to 
wade through bottomless puddles 
on a dirt road to nowhere (except 
the Bowdoin Outing Club Cabin, 
about two-and-a-half hours north 
as the BOC van drives, near 
Moosehead Lake) in a BOC van. 

dreading each bump while 
visualizing you relieving yourself 
at the cabin, mere miles ahead?" 

"How long," you question, "will 
a banana peel burn in an open fire, 
under a clear Maine sky, and why 
did the banana itself taste so much 
better out here? Is it the milky way? 

Is this why George Bush comes to 
Maine every summer, and why 
license plates say vacation land? 

After three years of cheap talk, 
and even moreof wild thinking, the 
Outing Club (incidentally the 
largest student group on campus) 
is now four-fifths of the way to 
completing the BOC Cabin. 

I'm here now, along with my co- 
writer Allison, sleeping under the 
stars, taking in the milky way, 
thinking of the insulation we will 
stuff tomorrow. I itch at the thought. 
All this and we are less than a half 

Studying abroad denied 


Orient Contributor 

Studying abroad is an aspect of 
Bowdoin that many students 
anticipate. For a number of 
undergraduates planning to study 
away during the 1991 spring 
semester, this opportunity has been 

In lieu of rising operating costs, 
the college has deemed it necessary 
to maintain a regulated number of 
students enrolled at Bowdoin 
during a given semester. While 
relatively few students were refused 
participation in study-away 
programs scheduled for the fall, 
approximately fifteen students have 
been deemed ineligible to study 
away for the spring semester. 

This differentiation stems mainly 
from higher enrollment patterns 
that occur in the fall as a result of 
transfer students, fifth year seniors 
who need one more semester, and a 
decreased demand of students 

desiring to go away during the fall. 

Many students not allowed to go 
away weredisappointed. However, 
according to Bill Ca la ha n '92, college 
officials added to his frustrations 
by their vague reasons concerning 
his rejection, and also by the long 
delay to get the final word. 

According to registrar Sarah Jane 
Bernard, there is a definite need on 
the part of the college to better 
manage enrollment patterns to 
insure all students the opportunity 
to study abroad. Possible solutions 
to prevent declining enrollment in 
the spring could be to require fifth 
year seniors to matriculate during 
the Spring term. 

Future efforts by the college, 
however, provide little consolation 
for those students denied a chance 
for off-campus study. Concluded 
Sarah Bernard, "Sometimes we have 
to sacrifice..." Whether or not this 
sacrifice will be borne by the 
students, the college, or both, 
remains unclear. 

mile from the Appalachian Trail, 
that yellow brick road of granolas 
and hiking mavens everywhere. 
Incidentally, just because we are 
sleeping outside does not mean the 
cabin isn't habitable. 

Yes, so an adventurous soul can 
follow the AT. all the way to 
Katahdin from here, (or head south 
to Georgia.) After doing that, you 
return to a not quite finished cabin. 
It does lack doors, a stove, a loft, but 
the roof, walls, and window 
insulation compensate most 
adequately. And there is an 

The cabin was built almost 
entirely by Bowdoin students this 
summer, and will be completely 
finished by next fall. The sauna is 
like the student center, al ways talked 
of but nowhere in sight. 

Please, no hoo-hahs allowed 


$12,000 budget, was due to an 
interview with the committee at 
which he was allowed to present 
his proposal and talkabout thegoals 
and activities planned for the 
coming year. 'The questions were 
why WBOR does certain 
things...[they seemed to be morel 
weighted down with conservative 
things, which we certainly are not." 
He feels individual clubs should be 
allowed some sort of justification of 
why cuts were made and whether 
they had to do with individual items 
included in the budget, as opposed 
to being a result of insufficient funds 
to fulfill each club's requested 

According to Fruth, several 
factors determine the percentage of 
its proposed budget each club 
actually receives. The executive 
board approved several new clubs 
this year, all of which required some 
portion of the total monies available 
to the college community. The 
activities fee was raised five dollars 
last year, but the increase only 
allowed a certain flexibility with 
funds, which was insufficient to 
fulfill the needsof all organizations. 

Another problem encountered by 
the committee was how to account 
for inflation of expected expenses 
worked into organization's budgets: 

"some groups come in wanting 
astronomical amounts of money 
becausethey knowtheirbudget will 
be cut later," commented Jeff Lewis, 
co-chair of the SAFC. Bill Fruth 
states," What we try to get at is what 
it really takes to make the 
organization run." The committee 
also looks at the past spending 
record of the club and how it has 
been meeting its proposed goals in 
order to determine the amount 
received by that club. 

Any organization which feels it 
has been unfairly treated is able to 
take its case before the appeals 
board . While the process is relatively 
simple, Fruth comments that, "I've 
never seen [the appeals boardjused 
by an individual organization." As 
far as Jeff Zeman and the College 
Republicans are concerned, 
however, that is not a promising 
alternative. "If I honestly thought it 
was worth the time, and that we 
could get some of the money, I'd 
consider it, but it's probably not," 
Zeman states. 

Whatever the individual issue 
maybe, the organizationsdoreceive 
amounts of money from SAFC 
which would be unavailable from 
other sources, and, as Jeff Lewis 
believes, "I think our clubs are very 
fortunate to get what they get." 

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September 28, 1990 

The administration answers DOE Guidelines 

Dean Jervis says the college will not adopt drastic measures to meet DOE standards on alcohol abuse 


Orient Staff 

Bowdoin will not police college 
and fraternity housing in order to 
comply with the Department of 
Education's drug-free schools and 
campuses regulations, said Dean of 
the College Jane Jervis in an 
interview Tuesday. 

Instead, it will concentrate on 
education, issuing a pamphlet 
detailing the college's current 
alcohol policy, and the health effects 
of drug use, among other issues. 

The administration was informed 
in August on the Department of 
Education's new regulations 
concerning the use of alcohol, 
among other drugs, in high schools 
and colleges. If Bowdoin does not 
comply with these regulations, it 
could lose all federal funding, 
specifically financial aid. 

By the Oct. 4, 1990 deadline, 
Bowdoin would comply with the 

regulation by "telling everybody the 
(state and federal) law, our rules 
about drug and alcohol use, the 
medical effects of drug use, and the 
consequences of failure to comply," 
said Jervis. All items except the 
medical effects are already 
published in the Student Handbook. 

While acknowledging that the 
pamphlet, to be printed sometime 
after the deadline, is repetitive and 
that oftentimes "education does not 
change behavior," Jervis said the 
pamphlet's publication would allow 
the college to implement the new 
regulations without becoming a 

The administration has resisted 
the Department's mandated use of 
"sanctions up to, and including 
expulsion or termination of 
employment and referral for 
prosecution" for any student or 
employee having, using or 
distributing drugs and alcohol in 
violation of campus, stateor national 

law. Instead, Bowdoin will rely on 
education and counseling. 

Though the DOE is "pushing us 
to take a more aggressive and more 
prohibitory stance against student 
use of alcohol," the elimination of 
illegal underage drinking would be 
"impossible," said Jervis. She added 
that about three-quarters of all 
Bowdoin students are younger than 
Maine's legal drinking age. 

Bowdoin does already require all 
students to "comply with all 
provisions of Maine state and local 
laws" regarding alcohol, but has 
not enforced those requirements 
effectively, admitted Jervis. 

"I can't make you not drink, no 
matter what I do, unless I lock you 
up," stated Jervis. However, the 
college is "going to be more 
intentional and more methodical 
with what we're doing." 

Jervis explained that this 
methodical approach means an 
increase in campus sponsored 

parties and other activities and 
greater administrative supervision 
over student organizations such as 
the Alcohol Peer Advisors and the 
non-alcoholic CoffeeGrounds Cafe. 
Promised Jervis: "We're going to 
start keeping track of these 

Any reduction in alcohol and 
drug abuse on campus would 
require the students' cooperation, 
said Jervis. To that end, the campus 
alcohol policy has been "very 
carefully crafted to try to make the 
individual's behavior into that 
individual's responsibility." 

In an interview Tuesday night, 
Inter-Fraternity Council President 

Doug Kreps '91, a member of 
Alpha Kappa Sigma, partially 
echoed Jervis, saying responsibility 
must be placed "on the individual 
for their actions rather than the 

Students speak their mind 

Students voice opinions on Department of Education 


Orient Contributor 

As the Department of Education's 
new regulations regarding the 
requirement of chemical free 
campuses became clearer and more 
widely known, Bowdoin students 
are voicing unalarmed opinions. 

It would be a prison," if the rules 
were enforced, complained Phil 
Jurgeleit '92. 1 think it would be too 
hard to enforce. I don't think having 
policemen patrol campus would 
control the drinking," he continued. 

"Rick Ginsberg '93 felt that the 
regulations were merely "a rubber 
stamp law, which is meant to 
appease bureaucrats and make 
governments look good." Ginsberg 

said the new law "is like the 
prohibition law; it cannot be 

Although the effects of these new 
regulations are still dubious, the 
repercussions could be tremendous . 
If the laws are actually enforced, 
these regulations could lead to a 
huge crackdown on alcohol and 
drug use on campuses all over the 
country. Most students, however, 
appear to be unshaken about the 
effects it could have on Bowdoin. 
"The government can try to impose 
these regulations on us, but in reality 
there's no practical way they can 
enforce them," claimed Heather St. 
Peter '93. 

Al Parks '91 explained, "I'm very 
glad I'm graduating. The rule is 

basically unenforceable, but it 
depends on the administration 

The consensus seemed to be that 
these rules were somewhat 
overzealous and would bring little 
change. "It's a state right to make 
their own drinking age. The fact is 
that the federal government is 
completely out of their jurisdiction 
here," said Matt DAttilio'93. Many 
felt that "we should be old and 
mature enough to take care of 
ourselves," without the help of the 
federal government, asserted 
Deirdre Griffin '93. 

Regardless of these student 
concerns, these regulations may 
bring change to the Bowdoin 
campus i f they are actually enforced . 

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the U.S. Senate, and for Congress. 
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Kreps said the DOE'sregula cms 
were "so new that (the IFC) really 
doesn't know how to deal with it. 
We don't know what to expect " 
Any effect on fraternity alcohol 
policy by these regulations wouid 
"depend on how the federal 
government plays it," explained 
Kreps. "If they try to make ^ 
example of one school, the ies 
could be a lot more stringent.' 

"The institution is in a very 
difficult position," said Jervis. 
Despite not wanting to become "a 
police institution," the college mu - 
attempt to control alcohol abus t 
because it "is responsible for sexua> 
harassment, date rape...and raci- 

The college will, howevei 
continue to rely uponeducationan 
counseling, rather than prosecutioi 
to reduce alcohol and other druj 

College Briefs 


Vassar College 

A smoldering cigarette caused a 
small couch fire in one of the 
dorms. Although no serious 
damage was done by the fire, two 
college firemen and a security 
guard were treated for smoke 
inhalation. The sprinkler was not 
activated by the fire which caused 
college administration officials to 
look into reorganizing fire 

Williams College 

Local Williamstown police have 
begun to crack down on "student 
rowdiness", the New York Times 
reported. More than twenty 
students have been arrested 
mainly for violations of town laws 
prohibiting public drinking. The 
surge of arrests is a direct result of 
the town's Board of Selectmen, 
which over the summer decided 
to take measures to prevent rowdy 
partying that perennially annoys 
town residents. Students arrested 
have complained of ill-treatment 
by arresting officers. 

Wesleyan University 

A new policy has been drafted 
to put pressure on the four all- 
male fraternities at Wesleyan, Chi 

Psi, Psi Upsilon, Beta Theta Pi, 
and Delta Kappa Epsilon to accept 
women as members. Fraternity 
members are upset over the 
measure because it seems to be a 
way for the university to solve its 
problems of "lack of college 
housing, dining options, and 
social centers." Fraternities believe 
they are being used as an easy- 
way-out solution. The university 
claims that despite the measure, it 
still wishes to maintain the 
fraternity system and is not 
moving to complete abolition. 

Bates College 

The Bates Administration has 
made several alterations to its 
alcohol policy in response to the 
Drug-Free Schools and 
Communities Act Amendments 
that have recently been passed by 
the Department of Education. The 
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The Bowdoin Orient 

Edwards meets with coalition 

Students believe Bowdoin must 'set an example soon 


Orient Contributor 

On Wednesday night, a group of 
about seventy concerned students 
met with President Robert Edwards 
to discuss issues of institutional 
racism, sexism, and ethnic 

Edwards made his position clear 
immediately. "Matters of race, 
personal freedom, and dignity are 
at the heart of what I think an 
educational institution is about," he 

The debate that ensued centered 
mainly on hiring more minority 
faculty members, and their role in 
easing campus tension. Students 
agreed that the Greason 
administration failed to address 
such issues. 

The members of the coalition 
agreed that there is a lot of anger 
and frustration, and they said 
Greason's commitment towards 
these issues was severely lacking. 

Edwards, who admitted he was 
still trying to get a feel for the 
atmosphere at Bowdoin, 
acknowledged the problem and 
agreed to put his weight behind the 
movement. But he also warned 

students of Bowdoin's financial 
woes, and the problems they would 
cause in effecting change. "You 
cannot create new positions where 
there are none," he told the group. 

Another issue raised at the 
gathering was that of indifference. 
Several students expressed 
frustration at what they felt was an 
intimidating atmosphere for 
minorities. Equally upsetting to 
them was what they believed was 
widespread apathy on the part of 
the student body. 

"Campus wide, I don't see these 
problems being acknowledged, 
people choose to ignore them," said 
Ricardo Pino '94. Pino feels that this 
apathy is a form of intimidation. 
Pino said the coalition "wants proof 
that the administration is behind 

Edwards offered his support and 
agreed with the group. He said, 
"stopping aggressively negative 
action is easier than stopping 

Several students backed a 
proposal that in addition to 
increasing the number of minority 
faculty members, they would 
expand the non-Eurocentric studies 
department, and also require 

community work. 

"Bowdoin owes it to its students 
not to send them out as ignorant as 
they came in, Bowdoin has to set an 
example soon. It's not simple, but 
it's necessary," said Iris Rodriguez 

Edwards once again cited 
financial problems as limitations on 
his ability to initiate new, non- 
Eurocentric courses. While he 
sympathized with the suggestions, 
he remarked, "I won't make 
promises I can't keep." He said, 
however, he would consider a 
change in the itinerary of future 
first year student orientation 
seminars and summer reading 

While the atmosphere was 
generally open and friendly, no 
specifics were established. The 
meeting served as a chance for 
Edwards and the Coalition of 
Diversity to size one another. 

"It is a promising start," affirmed 
Professor Randy Stakeman. "He 
understands the issues and theneed 
to give some of them a higher 
priority. He appreciates the role 
presidential leadership can play in 
the process and is realistic about his 

Princeton Day School wins Abraxas Award 

Princeton Day School in 
Princeton, N.J., has won the annual 
Abraxas Award given by Bowdoin 
College, Director of Admissions 
William R. Mason announced. 

The award, established by the 
Abraxas Society in 1915, is an 
engraved pewter plate presented 
each year to the secondary school 
whose graduates maintain the 
highest academic standing of any 
high school group in theclass during 
their freshman year at Bowdoin. To 
be eligible for the award, a school 
must have at least two of its 
graduates enrolled in Bowdoin's 
freshman class. 

The winning graduates are 
Samuel J. Brush '93 of Little York, 
N.J., and Alicia M. Collins of (396 

Green Lane) Trenton, N.J. Both are 
dean's list students. While a student 
at Princeton Day School, Brush was 
a class liaison headmaster, a member 
of the school's drama program, and 
a member of the rescue squad. 

Collins was a Garden State 
Scholar and a tour guide while at 
Princeton Day School. Shecaptained 
and was the most valuable player 
on the soccer team, and also 
participated in lacrosse. 

The award will be presented to 
Duncan Ailing, headmaster of 
Princeton Day School, by Mitchell 
A. Price, admissions counselor. 

Founded in 1794, Bowdoin is a 
coeducational, liberal arts college 
located in Brunswick, Maine. While 
adhering to the mission of its 

founders to provide the finest 
undergraduate education to 
students of Maine, the College has 
grown to become a highly selective 
institution with 1,350 students 
drawn from across the nation and 
several foreign countries. With a 
teaching faculty of 125 (full-time 
equivalent), Bowdoin offers 
Bachelor of Arts degrees in 35 
departmental and interdisciplinary 

The College has an endowment 
of approximately $145 million and 
has recently completed a successful 
$56 million capital campaign. 
Barron's Pro files of American Colleges 
consistently rates Bowdoin's 
admissions program as one of the 
"most competitive" in the country. 

Rape stats discussed 


Orient Staff 

Incidence of rape and sexual 
harassment at Bowdoin happen 
more often than people think. 
Bowdoin College does not publish 
these statistics, however. 

Kristen Wright "91 said that 
publishing the numbers is a 
necessary avenue for "raising 
consciousness" among members of 
the community abou* "what 
happens on this campus every 

But Acting Director of the 
that "any statistic would beadrastfc 
underestimation "of the actual 
incidence of such occurrences on 
this campus." If an accurate statistic 
could be produced, he said, "it 
would be a real eye-opener for 
people." Vilas said taking Statistics 
which show fewer incidences can 
"be misinterpreted,," and represent 
a false feeling of security. Vilas said 
that rape and sexual harassment are 
"very hard to document." He said 
that only a 6tnaU percentage of 
victims seek counseling. Of those, 
many have initially come because 
of other problems. 

Wrigh t said that many women do 
not seek help because they are 
ashamed of what has happened to 
them. Because of societal and 
cultural values, they may blame 
themselves rather than the 
perpetrator of the crime. "And 
there's a justified fear that they will 
be blamed by people who 
inaccurately assess what rape and 

sexual harassment are. 

Vilas indicated that some of the 
under-reporting is due to the 
extreme sensitivity of the issue. 
He expressed concern that 
statistics on sexual abuse might 
unwittingly discourage people 
from seeking help. He stressed 
that students can be sure of 
absolute confidentiality at the 
CounseiingService. "But wedon't 
want to put out messages that 
might scare peoptea way," he said . 

Wright expressed dismay that 
many in the administration know 
about the high level of abuse yet 
do not put forth a stronger effort 
to make the numbers public. She 
said that other colleges have 
devised methods to tabulate more 
accurate statistics. 

She added that the 
administration doesn't want to 
emphasize theextensivenessof the 
problem because it does not want 
to ruin the college's "pristine" 
to be known as a "rape campus." 

Dean of the College Jane Jervis 
expressed frustration at the 
problem of informing students 
about sexual harassment and 
assault. She said that statistics 
would be too misleading. Shecited 
a pamphlet distributed to first year 
students which explains the 
problem and the college policy. 

But Jervis said that "people 
don't like to change. Everything 
in our culture reinforces that kind 
of behavior. We're trying to 
change a culture in our own small 




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The Bowdoin Orient 

September 28. 1990 

World in Brief 

Gorbachev Receives Emergency 

The Supreme Soviet Parliament 
granted President Mikhail 
Gorbachev emergency economic 
powers on Monday, Sept. 24, in an 
attempt to facilitate his call for a 
move to a free market. In an angry 
and tense speech, Mr. Gorbachev 
demanded these laws be given to 
him for 18 months.These powers 
would give Mr. Gorbachev 
authority to call for policies on 
wages, prices and budget finances. 

Jury Selection Begins in 
Mapplethorpe Obscenity Trial 

Jury selection began this week 
in the Mapplethorpe obscenity 
trial inCincinnati.Thetrial centers 
around 7 of 1 75 photographs that 
appeared in an exhibit by the late 
Robert Mapplethorpe last Spring 
in Cincinnati. The photographs in 
question showed adult men in 
erotic poses with children with 
their genitals exposed. 

South African President Visits 

President F. W. de Klerk arrived 
in Washington D.C. to amid 
unbridled praise from President 
Bush on Mr. de Klerks efforts to 
rid South Africa of the present 
Apartheid system. President Bush 
promised de Klerk that if theSouth 
African Government continues to 
abide by the conditions in the 

Comprehensive Anti-Apartheid 
Act 1986, that he would work to 
suspend sanctions. 

U.N. Security Council Adds Air 
Embargo to Iraq Sanctions 

The United Nations Security 
Council voted 14-1 to impose an 
air embargo on Iraq, adding to the 
sanctions imposed more than a 
month ago. The measure, opposed 
only by Cuba, was voted on after 
an aggressive speech by Soviet 
Foreign Minister Eduard A. 
Shevardnadze criticizing the 
credibility of the U.N. 

N.Y.C Chancellor To EHstribute 
Condoms in Schools 

N.Y.C. schools chancellor 
Joseph Fernandez is planning to 
distribute condoms in New York 
City Schools in order to combat 
the spread of AIDS and teen-age 
pregnancy. This proposal was 
praised by Mayor David Dinkins 
and will be implemented in the 
near future. 

Iraqi Threat Causes Crude Prices 
To Soar 

Iraqi President Saddam 
Hussein's threat of war early this 
week sent oil prices soaring in one 
of the biggest single-day and 
weekly increases in years. Crude 
expected to be delivered in 
November rose $2.82 a barrell, to 

Healey speaks on human rights 


Orient Contributor 

The power of the individual 
united with others towards a 
common cause is essential to the 
struggle for human rights. This is 
the foundation of Amnesty 
International (AI) USA said Jack 
Healey during his Wed nesday night 
speech at Bowdoin College. 

Healey began by telling the 
audience his experiences that led up 
to his involvement with Amnesty 
International. He spoke of initially 
being involved in the Anti-Hunger 
movement and then becoming 
involved in the Peace Corps as a 
director. From the Peace Corps, 
Healey was asked to speak to an AI 
representative about the problems 
in South Africa and his AI career 
began there. 

"Dependence on humans is what 
human rights is all about," said 
Healey on human rights. "It is an 
intrinsic need for the people's 
movement," he emphasized. He 
referred to the power of humanity 
many times and his implicit desire 
for it to be expressed through the 
human rights movement which for 

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AI focuses on the their main goals — 
to free prisoners of conscience, 
ensure fair trials for all political 
prisoners, and to abolish torture and 
the death penalty worldwide. 

Healey justified the 

responsibilities of Americans to 
humanity. 'The time of being just 
an American is over," he said, 
adding the U.S. is intrinsically tied 
to the governments of the world 
and their brutality. "As 
governments get brutal, you want 
to be part of that World, and you 
must understand that brutality." 

Healey cited many cases of 
brutality throughout the world 
including the U.S.. He spoke of the 
tortures imposed by dictators on 
the peoples of Chile, Argentina, 
Guatemala, and other countries. He 
also referred to the oppression of 
minorities in the U.S. and the 
ethnocide of the American Indian. 
"We are the refugees in this 
country," he stated, "not the 
American Indians." 

He also talked of the Guatemalan 
refugees that seek refuge in the U.S. 
and how the U.S. government sends 
them back where 72,000 have 
already been killed by the 

Guatemalan government. 

Capital punishment was also 
other issue that Healey addressed. 
"Those that would allow 
governments to kill will allow them 
to do anything they w*nt f o do," 
Healey said. Iraq, Iran, and the U.S. 
and just recently the Soviet Union 
are four of five countries which 
allow capital punishment. "When 
people talk about protecting people 
they need to throw out the death 
penalty," he stated. 

Healey emphasized the power of 
the individual's letter addressing 
the human rights violators. He 
repeatedly asked his listeners to get 
involved in their letter campaigns. 
He talked of the positive effects it 
has had in South Africa and other 
countries in which political 
prisoners are being held. 

Throughout his speech, he' 
constantly asked the students in the 
audience to get involved with 
human rights, and to stand behinu 
human rights supporters. He told 
his listeners, "Hunt for justice, if not 
through Amnesty International, in 
your own way. Come into the world 
to do something, don't just be part 
of the cattle." 

Many people woke up groggy-eyed and disoriented to the their alarm 
clocks blinking on Sunday morning. The campus was without electricity 
for four hours between 2:30 a.m. to 6:30 a.m. 

The power outage that turned off all the electricity on campus was not 
confined to Bowdoin. Due to a malfunction at the Central Maine Power 
Transformer, most of Brunswick was "blacked out." 

Other than a few annoyed over-sleepers, the outage did not cause too 
much disruption. When asked how often we can expect these "blackouts," 
Director of Security Michael Pander said that this is very unpredictable 
and can happen anytime. He added that fortunately, the power outage 
Saturday night "did not cause any major problems." 

A note on bikes 

Bowdoin College Safety and Security is sponsoring a VOLUNTARY 
bicycle registration program on Tuesday, October 2, 1990 in the lobby of 
the Moulton Union from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM . You'll need to bring the serial 
number, make, color, and size of your bike, BUT PLEASE DONT BRING 
YOUR BIKE INSIDE!!! You'll get a registration sticker from the Town of 
Brunswick which will help deter bike theft and might help in the return of 
your bike should it be stolen. No charge for this service so DO IT!!! 

Ticket sales at Frats banned 


Orient Staff 

The latest Alumni-Student 
Inter-Fraternity Council (AS-IPC) 
meeting ended with the decision 
that Bowdoin's fraternities will 
no longer be able to charge or 
solicit money for parties where 
alcohol is served. 

Along with the no charge 
decision, the maximum number 
of invited guests alio wedtoattend 
a party was set at two hundred. 
Houses with a maximum 
occupancy level of less than two 
hundred would have to adjust 
the size of their parties so that 
they would not exceed safety 

The main point of contention 
between alumni, the 
administration,and students was 
thesaleof tickets for parties where 
alcohol is served. According to 
Doug Kreps, President of the IPC, 

alumni were concerned about the 
legal risk fraternities expose 
themselves by charging underage 
drinkers for parties. It is illegal in 
Maine for those under twenty-one 
to contribute to the purchase of 
alcohoL "The alumni are very 
happy* with the fraternities new 
alcohol policy, said Scott Landau, 
.Vice President of the !FC. Landau 
|said that the alumni urged students 
to "run parties responsibly* to avoid 
possible mishaps due to alcohol 
consumption. Landau also thinks 
the revised policy will "get 
fraternities more active in doing 
more productive things.'' 

How fraternities will raise money 
for parties with alcohol is still in 
question . It is "up to the individual 
fraternity on how they choose to 
raise money," said Kreps, but ticket 
sales and donations by those under 
twenty-one are disallowed. The 
decision to use fraternity funds for 
the purchase of alcohol would also 

be left to each fraternity* 

Robert Stuart, Advisor to 
Fraternities, feels positively about 
the new alcohol polky, "It's a 
good move,but anyone would be 
foolish to think ft would remove 
exposure to (legal j liability* 
Stuart said the goal of the new 
policy is to foster responsible 
drinking habits in students and 
not Just to ensure that IFC 
regulations are followed. 

While he thinks that there may 
be an increase in the number of 
students who drop fraternities 
because of the more restrictive 
policy, Stuart feels thatthis could 
be a good thing. "My hope is that 
they'll join fraternities, for other 
things" besides alcohol. 

Stuart's main goal is to 
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Clearing — 

(Continued from page 1) 
Director of Environmental 
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subcommittee hopes to involve 
town officials in that discussion as 
well. "Its a broad ranging issue," 
Laine said. 

Most members of the committee 
agree that Physical Plant has 
communicated well with the 
committee until this point, but are 
concerned about continuing that 
pattern, as it was a critical to its 


The EIC grew out of last year's 
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September 28, 1990 7 

The Bowdoin Orient 


New York performance artist teaches at Bowdoin 


Orient Arts Editor 

Energetic, witty, and serious — these 
were my initial impressions of Dan 
Hurlin when I got together with him 
for an interview on Tuesday. For those 
of you who have not seen the signs up 
all over campus, Dan Hurlin is a New 
York performance artist, who will be 
performing his solo adaptation of 
Nathaniel West's 1933 novel A Cool 
Million on September 28 and 29 at 8 
p.m. in Pickard Theater. However, 
Hurlin is not just a performer; he is 
also a teacher. Consequently, we 
thought it would be interesting to take 
a closer look at this current member of 
the Bowdoin faculty. 

Orient: Why did you come to 

Hurlin: Well, basically because 
June Vail, Assistant Professor of 
Dance, asked me. The Bowdoin 
Department of Dance /Theater Arts 
received a Mellon grant that 
enabled them to hire a guest teacher 
for the year. Although I couldn't 
commit for the entire year, they 
said that they'd take me just for the 
semester. I maintain a house in both 
New York City and New 
Hampshire, and I usually spend 
the summer in New Hampshire 
teaching and the winter in New 
York City performing, but since 1 
didn't have anything specifically 
planned for the fall, I thought, why 

Orient While at Bowdoin, what 
classes are you teaching? 

Hurlin: I'm teaching 2 classes — a 
choreography class and a history of 
performance art class. 

Orient: So far how do you find 
Bowdoin's Department of Dance/ 
Theater Arts? 

Hurlin: Shamefully neglected and 
too is irresponsible of the 
College to devote so little to the 

Orient: In the past you've worked 
with children of various ages, so 
how do you like working with 
college-age people? 

Hurlin: I really enjoy working 
with college-age people. Probably 
for three reasons. One, they're more 
challenging because they are a lot 
slower. As one gets older, it is natural 
that one's absorption rate for 
knowledge decreases. Simply, 
because one does not need to 
respond to and process information 
as rapidly. Second, college students 
are more complex. They offer you a 
lot to work off of. They have more 
ideas and concepts to share. Third, 
with college students, you can swear 
in class. 

Orient Do you consider yourself 
a demanding teacher? 

Hurlin: Yes and no. I want a lot 
from my students, but on the other 
hand I'm not going to make them 
do anything. At Sarah Lawrence, I 
was educated under a system that 
stressed individual responsibility, 
and I think I've inherited that 
attitude. How you perform is your 

responsibility, and if you don't want 
to do any work, I'm not going to 
make you. 

Orient Which do you like better 
teaching or performing? 

Hurlin: That's difficult to answer. 
I find both rewarding but obviously 
in different ways. Teaching is more 
fun, I don't get uptight and nervous 
when preparing for a class as I do 
before a performance. Before a 
perfomance, I am a mess for days. 
Then why do I keep performing? 
For a few reasons. 1 don't feel 1 can 
be as effective in class if I'm not 
prepared to show you what I want. 
Also, the feeling of satisfaction that 
follows a perfomance makes all the 
preparation and frustration worth 

Orient: The performance on 
Friday and Saturday is a one-man 
act and you've done other solo acts 
in the past so do you perfer to work 

Hurlin: I like to work alone 
because then I am asssured that I'm 
getting what I want. Why hire actors 
when you can do it yourself? 
However, when working alone its 
very hard to motivate. Also, since 
you are not rehearsing with other 
people you can not play off them. 
Instead, inspiration has to come 
from somewhere else. In A Cool 
Million the other actors in the show 
are really the audience, and it is 
they who I play off of. 
Unfortunately, in rehearsal this 
element is obviously lacking, and 

therefore, it is hard to find 

Orient How long did it take to 
prepare A Cool Million? 
Hurlin: Two years. 

Orient: What made you choose 
this specific author and work? 

Hurlin: I first read A Cool 
Million in college and I remember 
initially being struck by the black 
comedy aspect. Here, I was 
laughing while the main 
character, Lemuel Pitkin, was 
being mutilated. However, as I 
read and reread the book, I 
realized just how wise a book it 
was. Being published in 1933, the 
book actually presupposed what 
Hitler does. 

Orient: In the piece you 
perform sixty roles. Is there one 
you find most fun to play or that 
you have the most difficulty with? 

Hurlin: I really like to play 
Betty: She's a lot of fun. Probably, 
Snodgrass is the most physically 
draining character to play and 
Purdy oftentimes I find illusive — 
he's hard to pinpoint in tempo. 

/ actually left my interview with 
Hurlin feeling like I had been both 
entertained and enlightened. 
Moreover, 1 think that Hurlin's 
upfront and honest manner will be 
evident in his performance. His one 
hour and forty-five minute critically 
acclaimed one-man show A Cool 
Million is one you will not want to 

Hurlin with his Performance Art 
class. Photo by Jim Sabo. 

Historical society reveals the past tjc s Alpers to lecture 


Orient Arts Editor 

The Pejepscot Historical Society, 
located at 1 59 Park Row, Brunswick, 
isa unique resevoirof local heritage. 
The towns of Brunswick, Topsham, 
and Harpswell form the Pejepscot 
region represented by the society. 
In fact, there are three different 
museums under control of the 
Historical Society: The Pejepscot 
Museum, The Skolfield-Whittier 
House, and The Joshua 
Chamberlain House. Also run by 
the society is the Archives, located 
at the Curtis Memorial Library. 

The former museum presently 
includes three exhibitions which 
change periodically. Both house 
museums, on theotherhand, remain 
constant as displays. In the Pejepscot 
Museum, the current exhibits 
concern subjects of: Pejepscot Past 


Times, the Merrymeeting Park, and 
World War I. 

The Pejepscot Past Times show is 
one of historiography, revealing 
how people's ideas have changed 
as to what kinds of artifacts are 
important to collect. The society 
itself was founded in 1888, and in 
this particular display, the objects 
represented are those which were 
collected within the first decade of 
the society's creation. The people 
who started the Historical Society 
had a tendency to romanticize the 
various objects in their description, 
but now the correct interpretations 
are provided for the viewers. Just 
oneexampleof the many interesting 
artifacts in this exhibit is a wooden 
club, dated from 1898, which was 
apparently used by Brunswick town 
boys to fight against Bowdoin 

The most recently installed 

exhibition at the museum shows 
various photographs and 
documents concerning the 
Merrymeeting Park. This park was 
located near Bath Road where 
Autometrics stands today. Trollies 
were the main source of 
transportation to and from the park. 
Amos F. Gerald, the owner of the 
Lewiston, Bath, and Brunswick 
Street Railway Trolley Line, created 
the park in order to draw its patrons 
from the areas serviced by his trolley 

Though it was only in existence 
from 1898-1906, Merrymeeting Park 
had many interesting features: a 
casino, snack booths, an open-air 
dance pavillion, a zoo, an 
amphitheater, and several more 

Other unique attractions were 

(continued on page 8) 

Svetlana Alpers, professor of art 
history at the University of 
California, Berkeley, will speak at 
Bowdoin on Monday, October 1 at 
7-30 p.m. in Kresge Auditorium, 
Visual Arts Center. The lecture is 
entitled "Rubens and the 
Engendering of Art," and is the 
first Robert Lehman Foundation 
Lecture for 1990. The lecture is free 
of charge and open to the public. 

Alpers specialty is Dutch art of 
the 1 7th century. Most specifically, 
she is an expert on Rubens and 
Rembrandt. As an author, Alpers, 
won the 1 988 Charles Rufus Morey 
Award from the College Art 
Association for her Rembrandt's 
Enterprise . This award celebrates 
the most distinguished book on 

art history by an American. Alpers 
has also published extensively in 
various journals and collections. 

Alpers earned her B.A. from 
Radcliffe College and a Ph.D. in 
Fine Arts from Harvard University. 
She has taught at the University of 
California, Berkeley since 1 962, and 
has been professor of the history of 
art since 1975. In 1986, she won a 
Distinguished Teaching Award at 

The Lehman lectureship was 
established in 1986 by the Robert 
Lehman Foundation of New York 
to appeal to a general audience and 
increase their knowledge, 
appreciation, and enjoyment of the 
visual arts. This lecture is co- 
sponsored by the art department. 



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USA 1978 90 minutes 

Friday, September 28, Smith 

Auditorium, 7:30 and 10 pan. 

Eraserhead is David Lynch's 

brooding and truly unsettling 

venture into film surrealism. 

This Is Spinal Tap 

USA 1984 

Saturday, September 29, Smith 

Auditorium, 730 and 10 p.m. This 

Is Spinal Tap is a pretentious rock 

satire. A devastatingly funny 

comedy of errors. 

Dr. Strangelove or :How I learned 

to Stop Worrying and Love the 


USA 1964 93 minutes 

Wednesday, October 3, Kresge 

Auditorium, 330 and 8 p.m. 

Kubrik's comic masterpiece, j 

Olsen performs 

On September 29th at 8:00 p.m. 
as part of a new series entitled 'Try 
It, You'll Like It" Night at the 
ChocolateChurch in Bath, Kristina 
Olsen will perform an evening of 
original material. 

Olsen is a multi-faceted singer 
who performs solos with self- 
accompaniment on guitar, steel- 
body slide guitar, piano, and 
saxophone. She fills her show with 

funny stories and anecdotes about 
her songs and travels. So take a 
trip with Kristina Olsen — it will 
be worth the trip up to Bath. 

Tickets are $8 and $6, available 
in advance at the office of the 
Chocolate Church, Macbean's 
Music Store in Brunswick, or at 
the door. For reservations and /or 
for more information, call 442- 

8 September 28, 1990 

The Bowdoin Orient 

Historical Society 

(continued from page 7) 

shows, such as the famous diving 
horses. "King and Queen were snow 
white Arabians who thrilled 
audiences by jumping down from a 
50 foot platform into a pool of water. 
The steeds purportedly learned their 
diving trickin their nativeland where 
they would dive into a river and 
swim to an island where they could 
enjoy more succulent grass." 
Another amusing story is that of 
Perpinta, thedancing firefly girl, who 
"entertained at the Theater in the 
Woods by dancing on a glass floor 

with a bright fire burning 
underneath." Perpinta later died 
while performing this act in Paris. 
The third and largest exhibit 
displays many posters, 
photographs, uniforms, and letters 
from the First World War. When 
people consider the war, typically 
they think about the "front line" in 
Europe; however, one of the most 
important aspects about any war is 
what happens here in America. 
Therefore, the Historical Society has 
presented a view of the war taken 
from Smalltown, Maine as well as 
from the actual experiences of 


Part of the show includes a 
videotape of Colonel Walter C. 
Hinds, 1 01 st Trench Mortar Battery, 
26th (Yankee) Division, American 
Expeditionary Forces, who recalls 
his personal experiences of the war 
on the Western Front. Similarly, 
there is a slide show at the Curtis 
Memorial Library which gives a 
much broader view of the war. 

One of the most fascinating 
sections of the display reveals the 
role that Bowdoin College played 
in the war. Bowdoin was used as a 
major training camp in Brunswick 

Photo courtesy of the Pejepscot Historical Society. Mess tents were set up where Sills is now located . 

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I started a nursery. 

I constructed a well. 

I surveyed a national park. 

I taught school. 

I coached track. 

I learned French. 




future with the Peace Corps! Find out how YOU can make a difference as a Peace 
Corps volunteer. Representatives wil be on campus at the following times to talk 

about programs: 


Wed. OCT 10 

Contact Career Services 
for time/location 




Student Room, Moulton Union 


Thurs. OCT 11 
Career Services 

Please call Peace Corps at 617-565-5555 X103 for details 

fortheMilliken Regiment. Anarticle 
in this exhibit documents the use of 
Bowdoin as a camp: 'The men of the 
regiment will arrive with absolutely 
no equipment, clothing, arms, 
tentage, etc., to be used after their 
arrival. For the first ten days or two 
weeks of their stay in Brunswick it is 
planned to quarter the men in the 
buildings on the Bowdoin College 
Campus... The three dormitories ( 
Winthrop, Maine, and Appleton 
Halls) and the General Thomas W. 
Hyde athletic building will be used 
as barracks." The "Bowdoin Union" 
housed the regimental chaplain as 
well as a recreation room for the 
soldiers. Also, the article suggests 
that "Either Memorial Hall (Pickard 
Theater) or the first floor of Adams 
Hall will be used for hospital 
purposes. According to present 
plans headquarters will be 
established at one of the chapter 
houses, probably the Psi Upsilon 
house, which seems most available 
for the purpose." 

Apparently life at Bowdoin 
changed dramatically for the 
students, as a September 27, 1918 
article from the Brunswick Record 
suggests. The new college rules 
allowed for "noeasychairs, no fancy 
furniture, no pianos, no resplendent 
waistcoat, no tight-fitting clothes, 
no dress suits and ten hours of solid 
military training every day in the 
week except Sunday." 

As members of the Bowdoin 
College community, if you are 
interested in learning more about 
Bowdoin or Brunswick's roles in past 
history, or if you just merely want 
something different to do in your 
free time, stop and have a look at the 
Pejepscot Historical Society's many 
offerings. Open year-round, 
Monday through Friday 1 a.m. to 3 
p.m., thePejepscot Museum has free 
admission for all. Next week stay 
tuned for more information 
regarding the society's Skolfield- 
Whittier House, Chamberlain 
House, and Archives. 

Friday, September 28, 7:30 p.m. Concert. Talking Drums will perform 
African music and dance. Tickets are free with Bowdoin ID. Kresge 
Auditorium, Visual Arts Center. 

Friday, September 28, 8 p.m. Performance. New York performance 
artist, Dan Hurlin, presents his critically acclaimed one-man show A 
Cool Million. Tickets are free with Bowdoin I.D. Pickard Theater. 

Saturday, September 29, 8 p.m. Concert. Kristina Olsen, will perform 
solo with self-accompaniment on guitar, steelbody slide guitar, piano 
and saxophone. Tickets are $8 and S6 and are available in advance at 
theofficeoftheChocolate Church, Macbean's Music Store in Brunswick, 
or at the door. The Chocolate Church 804 Washington Street, Bath. For 
reservations and/or more information, call 442-8455. 

Saturday, September 29, 8 p.m. Hurlin's secondperformance. 

Sunday, September 30, 7:30 p.m. Opera Video. Don Carlo . 21 4 minutes. 
Kresge Auditorium, Visual Arts Center. 

Tuesday, October 2, 7 p.m. Open House/Class. The Brunswick Dharma 
Study Group will hold an open house to introduce a class entitled 'The 
Battle of Ego." 98 Maine Street, Brunswick. For more information call 

Thursday, October 4, 8 p.m. Performance. Portland Performing Arts 
begins its Multicultural Festival with a performance by the 36-member 
Classical Dance Company of Cambodia. The Company will be 
accompanied by a complete pinpiat orchestra company. Tickets are 
$1Z Portland Performing Arts Center, 25 A Forest Avenue. For more 
.information call 774-0465. 

Joshua's 'Tavern 

121 A Maine Street 
Brunswick, ME 
(207) 725-7981 


of our new downstairs bar 
Friday, Sept 28 

Pitcher of Labatfs $4.50 

FREE hors d'oeuvres & live 

entertainment during Happy Hour, 4-7 

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Strvvng 'Breakfast, Lunch, and 'Dinner 

Monday - Saturday, 7 am 'til 1 1 pm 

Serving beer, wine and spirits til 1 am 

Live this Fri & Sat . . . 

back by popular demand 

(Proper dress and I'D required) 

The Bowdoin Orient 

September 28, 1990 9 

The Bowdoin Orient 


Football edges Middlebury in final minute 

Carenzo 26-yard field goal propels Bea rs to 21-19 victo ry 


C>ient Sports Editor 

With the questions which mark 
the beginning of a new football 
season facing the Polar Bear football 
tea mas they entered last Saturday's 
opener it seemed that the game 
would indicate a lot about what is in 
store this fall. Aftera last minute21- 
19 victory over Middlebury, the 
preseason question marks have 
been erased. 

Head Coach Howard Vandersea's 
-quad had to regroup after the 
visiting Panthers took the lead with 
a fourth quarter,18-play, 82-yard 
d rive. Middlebury only had to hold 
on tor 1 :36 to go home with a win. 

The Bowdoin squad shot down 
those hopes by running a two- 
minute drill that Joe Walsh would 
have admired. 

Eric LaPlaca '93 did not waste 
any time in putting pressure on 
M iddlebury by returning the kickoff 
31 yards to just short of the 50-yard 

19 lead and a 1-0 record. 

Coach Vandersea said that 
Carenzo' s kick, "was as big a 
pressure kick as there is in college 
football,'' and that thecoaching staff 
has a lot of faith in the kicking game. 

During the drive "the players 
were focused," said the head coach. 
"We knew what we had to do." 

The Polar Bears led throughout 
the first half, with a 9-0 lead at 
halftime on the strength of an 
Anthony Schena '93 sack that 
resulted in a safety and a LeClair 
touchdown from one yard out, 
followed by a Carenzo point after 

The second half was a battle 
between the offenses as the two 
teams combined for 31 points and 
the lead changed four times. 

The home team struck first, as 
Carenzo split the uprights from 32, 
yards out to increase the lead to 12- 

Middlebury came alive with a 70- 
yard drive culminating in a 2-yard 
touchdown pass from quarterback 

line. -i- 

TherequarterbackMike Kirch '90 Pat Dyson to tight end Greg Fisher, 

and after a failed fake extra point 
the score was 12-6. 

The lead soon changed hands as 
the Panther defense blocked a Kirch 
punt and Andy Hyland rambled 20 
yards up the middle for a 
touchdown on the following play. 
With the extra point, converted by 
Eric Backman, the visitors led, 13- 

Bowdoin answered with a 69 yard 
drive mostly on the strength of Sean 
Sheehan's '91 rushing. Sheehan 
picked up 41 yards on the ground 
during the drive and scored on a 
touchdown pass from Kirch that 

took over and moved the offense 39 
vards in 1:24 with the help of two 
receptions by Loren Stead '92 and a 
clutch 17-yard run on third-and- 
one by Jim LeClair '92. 

Kirch called his own plays during 
the final drive, according to 
Vandersea who said, "Kirch did a 
super job.. .not many people can do 

With the ball on the Panther 10- 
vard line and twelve ticks left on the 
clock, Vandersea called on place- 
kicker Jim Carenzo '93, who lined 
up the 26-yard field goal attempt 
and drilled it, giving Bowdoin a 21- 

was called back. 

Two plays after the holding call 
that nullified the touchdown, Kirch 
again went to the air and found 
Stead in the end zone for a 17-yard 
scoring play. The attempted two 
point conversion failed and 
Middlebury took possession on their 
own 18-yard line, down 18-13, 
setting up their long touchdown 

The defense did a great job," 
said Coach Vandersea, referring to 
turnovers, as the Bears recovered 
two fumbles, made two 
interceptions, and blocked a field 

Senior linebackers Steve Cootey, 
with 16, and Mark Katz, with ten, 
led the team in tackles. Schena 
chipped in with eight solo tackles 
and a fumble recovery. 

Vandersea credited juniors Mike 
Webber and Andy Petitjean for their 
play on defense. Webber made five 
tackles, stopped a two-point 
conversion, and played well on punt 
coverage, while Petitjean was strong 
at the defensive end position. 

LeClair led the Bowdoin backs 
with 90 yards on 20 carries, and 
Sheehan averaged over 5 yards per 
carry on his way to 62 yards. 

Co-captain Dan Smith '91, Chris 
Pyne '92, and Jon Perkins '91 were 
cited by Vandersea for their blocking 
on the offensive line. 

The Bears will head to Hartford, 
Conn, tomorrow to face Trinity, 
which won here last year 39-38 on a 
last second conversion. Bowdoin 


Field hockey defeats Bates, evens record 


Orient Contributor 

they struck again. The score at 
halftime was 2-1. 

The Bears were a bit discouraged 
after the two quick goals but came 

forthe field hockey team, according 
to Beverage. "Bates is a big rival, 
and winning wasan emotional boost 

that we really needed, especially 
after losing our first two games." 

A notable performance was 
turned in by center half Sara Beard 

The field hockey team evened its 
record at 2-2 with this past Tuesday's out fighting in the second half 
winoverBates. Aftera disheartening Beverage scored her second goal 

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period by forward Rebecca Smith the game, forward Km Rehm "94 
J 94hersecondgoaloftheseason,as scored her first goal of the season on 

a pass from Beverage that she drove 

from the top of the circle for the 

game winner. 
Beverage now has three assists 

on the season. 
The game was an important one 

first win. Holding for Carenzo's point after attempt earlier in the 
game is Mike Kirch *90. Photo by Chris Strassel. 

Crew opens at Head 
of the Androscoggin 


Orient Contributor 


team's next game is this 

Bowdoin crew kicked off its fall 
season this past Saturday with its 
women's lightweight first-place 
finishover Bates College at the Head 
of the Androscoggin Regatta. 

The races were hosted by Bates at 
their course in Lewiston, with Colby 

she beat the goalie with a pass 
received from team captain and 
halfback Nancy Beverage *91. 

Fifteen minutes later the Bobcats 
got their first goal, and then they 
waited only five minutes more until 

ine teams maw »«""? »» «■■ — . : . .«. • 

afternoon as they travel to Wheaton and Worcester State being the other 
CollegeinMassachusetts, whom the schools competing in the regatta. 
Bears beat at home last year, 2-0. On 
Saturday they play at Salem State 
University, looking to avenge last 
year's 1-0 loss here in Brunswick. 

Second half offense key to women 's soccer win 


Orient Staff 

It wasn't pretty, but the women's 
soccer team improved to 3-1 with a 
3-2 win over Babson on Saturday. 

Babson jumped out to a 2-0 lead 
with two goals in a six minute span 
late in the first half. A breakaway 
produced the first goal, while the 
second came on a chip to the left 


The Bears were able to turn the 
momentum when Sara Wasinger '92 
scored on a direct kick with just 1 :30 
to play in the half. The kick followed 
a tripping foul by Babson. 

Coach John Cullen explained, 
"We didn't play poorly in the first 
half, but we tried to play pure ball 
control and we're not ready to do 
that yet. I reminded the players at 

halftime that our forwards wereour 
strong suit, and needed to take 

The team took those words to 
heart, scoring immediately in the 
second half, when Didi Salmon V2 
crossed to Sarah Russel '91 at the 
left corner for a tap-in. 

At the 26:07 mark, Tracy Ingram 
'92 made a similar crossing pass, 
(Continued on page 11) 

The women's open class boat 
comprised of Heather Brennan '91, 
Kathleen Dolan '94, Marina Heusch 
'91, and Liz Rostermundt '93, and 
the men's heavies boat of Phil 
Jurgeleit '92, Pete Macarthur '92, 
Dave Moore-Nichols '91, and John 
Peters '93, both garnered second 
place honors. 

The women's lights win over 
Bates was an auspicious start to the 

"It felt wonderful," says Jen Lovitt 
'93. "We were so happy- it was a 
reward for all those cold morning 
practices and the killer mosquitos." 

Her sentiments were shared by 
fellow rowers Clay Berry '93, 
Katherine Perrine '91 , and Stephanie 

Sire '93. Berry said, "It's nice. Bates 
is good competition for us each 

The Bobcats were certainly good 
competition for the men's heavies, a 
race which would have been much 
closer if Bowdoin's boat had not 
been swamped with problems from 
the beginning. 

The starts were staggered in 
fifteen-second intervals, and right 
before Bowdoin started to row, 
Bates' launch drove by. 

"We were swamped in its wake," 
said a member of the crew. "It was 
the most frustrating thing- we had 
two inches of water in the bottom of 
the boat before we even got going. 
The water offsets the balance of the 
boat, especially when you're tired, 
so we were at a disadvantage from 
the start." 

The whole race wasn't a washout, 
however, as Phil Jurgeleit said, "It 
was a great finish — we edged out a 
Colby boat by a bowball." 

Bowdoin Crew's next race is this 
Sunday, as they will travel to the 
Head of the Textile River, in Lowell, 

10 September 28, 1990 

The Bowdoin Orient 

Volleyball finishes second 
in Polar Bear Invitational 

Women's cross country beats BU 


Orient Contributor 

Having dominated its 
competition in three preliminary 
matches at the Polar Bear 
Invitational, the volleyball team had 
its sights set on the championship. 

The hard-hitting squad from the 
University of New England stood 
in the way, however. They soundly 
defeated the Bears 13-15, 15-5, 15-8, 
and solidified their position as the 
top team in the state. 

Came 1 saw New England grab 
an early 5-2 lead. 

After several costly mistakes, 
Bowdoin goton track. Abbyjealous' 
'91 and Melissa Schulenberg's '93 
relentless play at the net enabled 
the Bears to surge ahead, 9-6. 

Picking out the holes in UNE's 
defensive alignment, the home team 
began to dominate the match. 
Although UNE came back to even 
the score late in the game, the Bears 
held on fora 13-15 victory in a game 
which Coach Lynn Ruddy called 
"the best we have ever played." 

UNE's domination in the final 
twogamesof the match could hardly 
have been expected, as Bowdoin 
appeared to be on a roll, having 
won six consecutive games. 

Coach Ruddy later admitted that 

Abby Jealous "91 shows the form that earned her All-Tournament 
honors in the Polar Bear Invitational. Photo by Chris Strassel. 

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her team "fell flat" after game 1. 

'The other team found out how 
to block our big hitters, and we 
didn't adjust to it." 

Lacking offensive spark, the Bears 
faced early deficits in both games. 
In neither case were they able to 

While acknowledging that UNE 
was "the first hard-hitting, smart 
team we played," Coach Ruddy 
asserted that they are no better than 
Bowdoin in terms of ability. 

The Bears' performance in the 
final two games of the championship 
match was by no means indicative 
of their play in the tournament as a 
whole. Prior to facing UNE, 
Bowdoin trounced the University 
of Maine-Machais (15-5, 10-15, 15- 
8), St. Joseph's (15-11, 15-4), and the 
University of Maine-Earmington 
(15-5, 15-11). 

Playing especially well for 
Bowdoin throughout the 
Invitational were co-captains 
Jennifer Levine "91 and Jealous, both 
of whom were named to the coaches' 
All-Toumament Team. 

Having compiled a 3-1 
tournament record, the Bears stand 
at 6-4 as they begin what Ruddy 
called "the tough part of the 
schedule," beginning with the Bates 
Round Robin this weekend. 

Led by a strong group of first- 
year runners, the women's cross 
country team trounced Boston 
University while losing to Brown in 
tri-meet action last Saturday. 

The Bruins had twenty-five 
points, the Polar Bears forty and the 
Terriers sixty-five. It was a strong 
first performance for the nationally 
ranked women. 

Mieke Van Zante '94 (17:59) was 
the first Polar Bear to cross the line, 
in third place behind Brown's 
Meredith Saillant (17:29), and BU's 
Jennifer Lanctot (17:48). 

Van Zante ran a fearless race 

against the Division I competition, 
pulling away from two Brown 
runners in the last five hundred 
meters of the five kilometer race. 

Running well together in the 
number two and three spots were 
Tricia Connell '93 and Ashley 
Wernher '93. The two were only a 
second apart, finishing in seventh 
(18:37) and eighth (18:38) places 

Coach Slovenski termed their 
races "outstanding". 

Only a few seconds behind was 
Marilyn Fredey '91, in tenth place. 

In a race termed the "upset of the 
week", first-year student Sarah 
Perrotti ran fifth for the Bears. 
Perrotti unleashed a ferocious kick. 

outdistancing a tightly packed 
bunch to finish fifteenth (19:02). 

Eileen Hunt '93, still recovering 
from injury, fought gamely to a 
seventeenth place finish. Anthea 
Schmid '94 finished out the top 
seven with an excellent Bowdoin 
debut in twenty-first. 

The Slovenski was pleased with 
his team's showing. "Mieke looked 
very strong. If we can get Marilyn 
and Eileen healthy, I think the three 
of them will work very well 

Tomorrow the Polar Bears will 
face some good Division III 
competition as they travel to 
Waterville to face Bates, Colby, and 

Tod Fitzpatrick '92 gets down and dirty in last Saturday's 1-0 win over the Conn College Camels. Photo by 
Chris Strassel. 

Men's soccer shuts down Conn College 

Asst. Sports Editor 

The men's soccer team hosted 
: Connecticut College last weekend 
in what was the most evenly 
matched game of the season so far, 
and the Bears triumphed, 1-0. The 
victory was Bowdoin's third straight 
in 1990, against no defeats. 

When the Bears journeyed south 
last year to face the Camels, 
Connecticut won a close contest by 
the same score. History tells us that 
whenever thesetwo squads faceoff, 
it is bound to be an intense game, 
and last weekend's was no 

"They're a tough school, and we 
had to be at our best to beat them," 
said Bears' coach Tim Cilbride. 

Bowdoin executed effectively all 
over the field, but the defense made 
the difference, as Peter Van Dyke 
'93, Steve Pokomy '91 and Dave 
Shultz '92 smothered the Camel 
attack throughout the game. 

Cilbride was concerned about the 
defense going into the match, as he 
thought their play in the previous 
game had been a bit weak. But the 
game Saturday dispelled his fears. 

The teams managed just seven 
shots apiece, and it was the Bears 
who capitalized. At 37:19, Matt 
Patterson '93 took a pass from 
Mvelase Mahlaka '91 and buried it 
in the lower left comer forthegame's 
only score. 

The goal was the second of 
Patterson's career, and comes at a 
time when he is really developing 
as a player. 

"I'm very happy with Mart's play 
this year," said Cilbride. "He's got a 
good nose for the goal, and has 
shown big improvement since last 

The win was a crucial one for the 
Bears, as they were without the 
services of scoring threat Lance 
Conrad '91, and senior co-captain 
Bill Lange was playing with an 
injured knee. 

Bears' goalkeeper Andres DeLasa 
'92 had five saves, as he registered 
his second shutout of the season. 

On Tuesday, Bowdoin headed 
down to Gorham to take on the 
University of Southern Maine, 
where the two squads played to a 
scoreless tie. 

It was a physical contest, with 
each team collecting two yellow 

The goalkeepers were kept busy, 
as Bowdoin peppered USM with 
twenty-two shots, while USM 
registered thirteen attempts. Bears' 
keeper DeLasa turned away nine 
shots, including several close range 
i indirect kicks. 

"Andres saved the game for us 
outthere/'saidConrad. 'Therewere 
a lot of questions concerning the 
goaltending before the season 
started, but he sure has come 
through for us." 

The Bears will try to rebound from 
Tuesday's sluggish play when they 
face the Beavers at Babson today. 

Women's tennis crushes Engineers, 9-0 


Orient Staff 

The women's tennis team evened 
out their record to 2-2 last Friday 
with a win over MIT. 

Bowdoin dominated the 
competition and did not allow the 
Engineers a single match. 

Co-Captains Heidi Wallenfels '91 
and Kathiyn Loebs '91, KatieGradek 
'91, and Nicole Gastonguay '90 won 
in straight sets. Alison Burke '94, 
Alison Vargas '93, and Tracy Boulter 
'94 also won their matches. 

Coach Ros Kermode seems to 
have solved the team's early season 
problems with their doubles play. 
,After a few weeks of rearranging 

pairings, it appears that Kermode 
has finally found the right 

The teams of Wallenfels/Gradek, 
Burke/Loebs, and Marti Champion 
'93/Vargas all won in straight sets. 

Co-captain Heidi Wallenfels, the 
number one player, is pleased with 
the way the team is coming together. 
"This is the best team I've played on 
at Bowdoin," shesaid. "Wegetalong 
well, and we've got some great first 
year players." 

Wallenfels added that she thinks 
the team has improved quite a bit 
since their two early season losses 
to Midd lebury and Colby. 

First year students Boulter and 
Burke have been impressive, with 

Burke having the only loss between 

The team's veterans are also 
playing well. Katie Gradek is 
undefeated this season, and 
Wallenfelsand Vargas have lost only 

Bowdoin's match on Saturday in 
Massachusetts against Babson was 
cancelled on the suspicion of rain. 

Next week the Polar Bears will be 
on the road, facing Wheaton, 
Simmons and Colby. The Colby 
match is particularly important, as 
the team will be looking to avenge 
last week's loss. 

The match against Babson will be 
rescheduled when there is a 
suspicion of sun. 

The Bowdoin Orient 

September 28, 1990 11 

Men's cross country places third 


Orient Contributor 

Under an overcast Bru nswick sky 
last Saturday, the men's cross 
country team opened their season 
against two Division I opponents 
and acquitted themselves well, their 
53 points placing them a close third 
behind the University of Rhode 
Island (25) and UNH (44). 

Coach Peter Slovenski was more 
than satisfied with his squad's 
performance, pronouncing himself 
"very pleased with the way we 
competed against two schools with 
scholarship runners." 

Balance was the key to the Polar 
Bear attack as Bowdoin's top five 
finishers (whose places are added 
together to obtain the team's point 

total) crossed the line only forty 
seconds apart. 

Sam Sharkey '93 led the way, 
covering the five-mile course in 
26:21 to place a strong fifth behind 
individual winner Kevin Flood of 
Rhode Island. 

"Sam ran a good race," 
commented Coach Slovenski. "He 
is emerging as the front-runner our 
team needs." 

Right on Sharkey's heels were 
teammates Bill Callahan '92 in ninth 
place, Andrew Yim '93in 11th, Lance 
Hickey '91 in 13th, and John 
Dougherty '91 in 15th. 

Dougherty's time of 27:01 gave 
the Polar Bears the closest margin 
between first and fifth place runners 
of any of the competing schools, a 
good indication of the depth this 

team possesses. 

David Wood '93 ran a surprising 
race to place 6th for Bowdoin and 
21 st overall, while Chris Quinn '94, 
Russ Crandall '94, Andy Kinley '93, 
Michael Pena '94, Rob McDowell 
'91 and David Humphrey '94 also 

This Saturday is another tough 
date for the Polar Bears, as host 
University of Southern Maine and 
perennial New England Division 
III powerhouse Colby await them 
in Waterville. 

A typically upbeat Slovenski 
remained undaunted by the 
prospect of tangling with the White 
Mules, observing that "if we can 
repeatour performanceof last week, 
we can run with Colby" 



Soccer, A-league 

Love Tractor 3 
Team Karma 1 

Lodgers 4 
Zeta Psi 

Aztecas 5 
Love Tractor 2 

Soccer, B-league 

Kappa Sig 1 

Nose-on-a-Stick 4 
Bowdoin Ski Team 1 

Soccer, C-league 

Hyde Hall Havartis 5 
Delta Sig 2 

Foster 4 
Baxter 3 

Football, A-league 

Beta I 20 
Deke 6 

Football, B-league 

Kappa Sig 21 


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Ultimate Frisbee, A-league 

Lodgers beat Deke 
D. Beal beat Deke 

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T.D. 27 
Zeta Psi 20 

Foster beat N. Taylor 
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Orient Contributor 

After three tournaments in one 
week, the Bowdoin golf team has a 
long break before their most 
important outing, the New England 
Tournament. The meet will be held 
at New Seabury, one of the best 
courses in the country according to 
Coach Meagher, on October 22 and 

On September 18, the team 
traveled to UNH for a four team 
tournament. As Meagher had 
predicted, UNH proved to be a 
formidable opponent, winning the 
match in front of Babson and 
Merrimack as well as Bowdoin. 

Alex Ruttenberg '92 turned in 
Bowdoin's lowest score. 

On September 22 and 23, the team 
played in a Held of 24 teams at 
Middlebury. Detailed results arc not 
yet available due to the^size of the 
field, but Dartmouth won despite 
heavy rain on the first day of the 


(Continued from page 9) 

with Salmon heading the ball into 
the net for the tie-breaking goal. 
Though the Bears continued to 
knock on the door the remainder of 
the game, they never got the 
insurance goal. 

Still, the win was satisfying. 
Bowdoin out-shot Babson 20-7, 

The next day, September 24, the 
Bears returned to Maine to play in 
the CBB at Colby. 

The home team took the victory, 
also claiming the lowest individual 
score, and Bates and Bowdoin 
followed closely. 

Looking back. Coach Meagher 
was pleased with the season. Besides 
one day of the Middlebury 
tournament, the team has enjoyed 
"cooperative" weather, and 
Meagher considers the season to 
have been a "positive experience." 

He especially praised the solid 
performances of juniors Alex 
Ruttenberg and Mike Van Huystee, 
and sophomore Scott Mostrom. 

Finally, the Bears are looking 
forward to the New England meet, 
where they will play against some 
of the best golfers in New England. 

Coach Meagher is looking 
forward to the opportunity of 
watching his players and others in 
this setting, and sees it as a good 
way for both players and coach to 
spend October break. 

indicating their territorial control. 

Also, Mel Koza "91 made her 
debut in goal for the Polar Bears, 
saving four shots and showing no 
signs of a preseason leg injury. 

The Bears face a tough weekend, 
visiting Wheaton today and taking 
a long ride for tomorrow's game 
against the University of Vermont. 

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Apathy on the way out? 

Until very recently, it was a 
commonly accepted, and all too 
often welcomed, fact of campus 
life that Bowdoin students were 
primarily motivated by . . . well . 
. . nothing. Apathy traditionally 
cut a mean swath through campus 
activism, and seriously hurt the 
credibility of the students with 
the faculty and administration. 

Take the tuition hike of last year; 
we were upset, we were enraged, 
we were really put out — but only 
five of us showed up at the 
meeting that the student 
government set up to address the 

It is undeniably difficult for an 
administrator to take the students' 
views seriously if no one shows 
up to articulate the views in the 
first place. 

Even when this problem 
became obvious, most students 
continued to sit around grumbling 
about this or that injustice, 
berating the powers- that-be for 
their indifference, and just 
generally stewing in their own 
juices, refusing to acknowledge 
that their own lack of mtitiative 
was the cause of their problems. 

Fortunately for all concerned, 
light seems to be dawning on this 
previously dark (everyone was 

snoozing, after all) horizon. Last 
year, over eight hundred students 
showed up to scream "Here's 
what we think about a change in 
the grading system!" at the 
college. Political and social groups 
on campus have begun to exercise 
their First Ammendment rights 
with unprecedented enthusiasm, 
and have met with encouraging 
success in passing on their energy 
to the less spontaneously 
motivated. Oh, and last night, 
twenty-six candidates showed up 
at the Executive Board open 
forum, a staggering improvement 
over the last few years, when it 
was considered unusual to have 
enough candidates to hold an 
election at all. 

The student body is letting its 
voice be heard — no longer will 
things just slip by us because we 
can't be bothered to open our 
mouths outside of a late-night 
gripe session. Oh, sure, we are 
arguing amongst ourselves quite 
a bit, too — all the better. At least 
we're letting each other, the 
college, and the world, know what 
we think. 

So fire up, Bowdoin; sure, we 
may be in for a bumpy ride — but 
we might just get a thing or two 
changed arcund here. 

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Grading change proceeds 
in face of student opinion 


The class of 1995 is going to 
start its academic career at 
Bowdoin with a new grading 
system. Instead of HH-H-P- 
Fs, exams and papers will be 
graded with A-B-C-D-Fs. 

Last spring, the Executive 
Board sponsored the student 
referendum to see what the 
students wanted. 929 students 
turned up to vote, which is 
truly an impressive number 
for students voting at 
Bowdoin. Of that 929, only 64 
favored the five-letter grading 
system, and 734 decided to 
stay with the traditional 
system. Looking at these 
figures, I think the students 
would much rather stay with 
the traditional honor system. 

So why is the grading system 
changing next fall? Is it 
because the "Bowdoin student 
apathy" inhibited students 
fro redoing anything about it? 
The execu ti ve board presented 
the referendum results to the 
faculty and even to President, 
Greason. But they disregarded 
the plea of the 734 to save one 
of the distinct characteristics 
of Bowdoin that is unique 
among the small liberal arts 
colleges. So student apathy 
isn't the cause of this ordeal. 

Is it because the 
administration and the faculty 
doesn't care about what the 
students want? I'm not quite 
sure yet... 

The faculty vote to go ahead 

with the five-letter grade was 
very close, but the faculty 
turnout was less than great. 
Well, the position seems to 
have shifted between the 
faculty and the students. 
While the student turnout to 
vote was overwhelming, 
faculty participation was 

Considering the results of 
the student referendum, close 
faculty vote, and the lack of 
faculty participation, I was 
sure the faculty would at least 
reconsider this issue. The 
executive board even 
recommended that the faculty 
recount their vote and require 
all faculty members to vote. 
On both accounts, the faculty 
disregarded the 

recommendations and 
decided to keep the 
unpopular five-letter system. 

At a school which prides 
itself with a close faculty/ 
student relationship, and a 
learning atmosphere which 
tries to disengage itself from 
unhealthy competition, I'm 
appalled at such negligence 
and poor management by the 
faculty and the 


I hope the students 
recapture the fervor of the last 
referendum as we let the 
faculty and the administration 
know what we want. I hope 
we work together to preserve 
an important aspect of 
Bowdoin College — the one 
which differentiates us from 
the others. 

The Bowdoin Orient 

September 28, 1990 13 

The Bowdoin Orient 



Orient Senior Editors 

This week's topic: The concept of 
European Community . 

John: Ifwecantakeourminds 
off the Kuwaiti crisis for just a 
moment we might realize that 
historical events of the first 
magnitude continue to emanate 
from Europe and the Soviet 
Union. In the midst of these 
revolutionary events stands the 
concept of the European 
Community. 1992 is little more 
than one year off, and we must 
begin to peer beyond the claims 
and hopes, beyond the applause 
and laurels, and to debate what 
the nature of the EC will be. 

Bill: That's right, John, it's high 
time to define the EC and its 
mission; once formal German 
reunification is achieved (within 
a week of this printing), the eyes 
of all Europe will turn toward 
making the EC structure a viable 
operative system. This system 
must bolster, or even direct, the 
European economy in the 
decades ahead. However, such 
an amorphous concept needs 
definition and institutions to 
make it tick. 

The ECs ability to confront 
and combat the problems of a 
new, all-European economy 
depends upon not only periodical 
meetings between economic 
ministers, but also a constantly 
functional European parliament. 
Such a body is integral to the 
success of a European 
Community in establishing a 
cohesive agenda of goals, which 
is the only way to effectively solve 
the problems of the collective 

European economy. 

John: At first glance the concept 
of uniting Western Europe to form 
the world's largest cohesive market 
seems appealing. Yet, Bill's scenario 
disturbs me. The mission of the 
parliamentarians in Strasbourg and 
the bureaucrats in Brussels should 
be to insure the free and efficient 
workings of this huge market. I do 
not envision the EC as a central 
administrative power bent on 
bolstering or directing the Europe- 
wide economy. Unfortunately this 
appears to be the direction in which 
the Community is headed. 

Bill: In all honesty, John, I fear 
that the biggest obstacle toward an 
effective, truly dedicated European 
Community is the sentiment which 
you just expressed. You and the 
other Thatcherites are so afraid of 
any possible affronts to an 
individual nation's sovereignty that 
you neglect to notice the boon that is 
central administration (in this 
particular case). 

Full immersion in the cause of 
the EC will be necessary in order to 
create a community with any sort of 
momentum. Besides, the EC is no 
more a threat to the sovereignty of 
European nations than the beloved, 
outdated acronym NATO. 
Cooperation, not cooptation, is the 
name of the EC game. The 
Strasbourg parliament can be the 
leader for the future of an 
economically healthy Europe from 
the Atlantic to the Urals if it so 

John: Bill, you're wrong. I am 
not a Thatcherite, alarmed over the 
possible retreat of national 

My concern centers around 
whether the EC grows into a body 

which controls the economic 
activity of individuals and 
nations - both within and outside 
the Community - or whether it 
merely facilitates such activity. 
The European Community is an 
economic union, chartered to 
facilitate peace and prosperity. 
Bureaucracies, however, tend to 
favor command-control 
methods, in an effort to increase 
their own power. 

The strength and hope of the 
EC resides in its formula to 
provide a large market in which 
the individuals of Europe may 
participate in an free and 
unfettered manner. Large 
bureaucracies which control 
markets are antithetical to this 

Bill: John, you're missing my 
point. Large bureaucracies are 
indeed wholly unnecessary; 
what the EC needs is a 
respectable political basis. The 
aforementioned Brussels 
bureaucrats will play a lesser 
role once the Strasbourg 
parliament has been afforded 
its legitimacy. This is the more 
poignant criticism of 10 
Downing Street, that Britain's 
volte-face on the scope of the EC 
discredits, even paralyzes, the 
capacity of this economic 

Free markets are not 
incompatible with recognized, 
respected governments, 
whether on a national or 
supranational level. Rather, 
such a government is necessary 
to uphold the market system. 
The EC Parliament requires 
legitimacy; let the governments 
of Europe join together to give it 
its due as an investment in the 

Students need to be responsible 
for their own actions 

Orient Contributor 

Bowdoin Student outraged at Olympic 
Committee's decision for 1996 games 

Orient Contributor 

The heart of Hellenism was 
stabbed by the world community 
when Atlanta, Georgia was granted 
the rights to host thel996 Summer 
Olympics over Athens, Greece. 

It took only five roundsof lowest- 
vote elimination and a overly 
capitalistic outlook, for the 
International Olympic Committee 
to unexpectedly deny Greece her 
inherent right to host the 100th year 
Golden Anniversary of the Modern 
Summer Olympics. Not 
surprisingly, Atlanta was perceived 
as the ideal location: The United 
States of America and American 

Thecommittee's decision is a slap 
in the face to the people and 
traditions of Greece and Cypress, 
not to mention athletes everywhere. 

Has the world community has 
overlooked the fact that the Olympic 
Games are a product of Greece? 

Olympian Greece had been the 
site of the original Olympic Games 
dedicated to the god Zeus, of ancient 
Greece, and, in turn Athens had 
been the site of the first modern day 
Olympic Games in 18%. Only a 
decade ago the establishment of 
Athens, Greece as permanent site 
for all summer Olympics was in 
serious consideration. Now, in the 
100th anniversary of the modern 
version of the Olympic Games, the 
dollar of America has prevailed over 
principles and tradition. 

Now, when an athlete struggles 
to achieve excellence in the Olympic 
Games, the Olympic spirit will not 
betheretooffer encouragement. All 
they will have to look up to is 

endorsements and payoffs. 

Greece has refused to host the 
Olympics ever again, and in my 
opinion should not attend thegames 
in protest of the distressingly 
materialistic mentality of the 
Olympic Committee. The most 
ironic aspect of the decision is that 
Atlanta owes its name to Greece. 

It is obvious that our world is 
changing at a rapid pace, and that 
our principles are expanding in 
rather unconventional directions; 
sad to say, the principles adopted 
seem to be based on greed and 
irreverence fortradition. Our world 
is very different than ever before, 
but never did such a decision by the 
Olympic Committee seem possible. 
It seems the Olympic laurel of 
ancient Hellena has been tossed 
aside in favor of a palm crossed 
with silver. 

As an officer of a fraternity at 
Bowdoin and a member of the Inter- 
Fraternity Council, I have witnessed 
first-hand the troubles afflicting the 
fraternity system as we know it on 
this campus. Some of the problems 
that surround the fraternity system 
have been brought on by 
occurrences in the various 
fraternities — occasional instances of 
over-consumption of alcohol by 
members resulting in rowdy 
behavior and sometimes personal 
injury, poor management and 
neglect of duties, and general 
irresponsibility by members that 
leads to damage to houses and other 
unfortunate consequences. 

The members of fraternities at 
Bowdoin must begin to take 
responsibility for these sorts of "in- 
house" problems; we must look at 
ourselves and question our own 
actions that have caused some to 
look upon the entire system with a 
stern glance. If we do not, we sign 
our own death warrant. 

However, not all of the problems 
that we face as a system have been 
caused by members of our various 
organizations. Due to the utter 
ineptitude and timidity of the 
administration in termsof providing 
an alternate social scene, Bowdoin' s 
fraternities have had to accept the 
burden placed upon them to provide 
a place for students to congregate, 
socialize, and ultimately, drink. 

Our hapless dormitories don't 
offer a place for such activities — as 
we all know, our campus housing 
doesn't provide a place to 
congregate other than in the rooms 
themselves, unlike most other 
colleges that I have seen which have 
social lounges in the dormitories. 
Oh, I'm sorry, we could gather in 
the laundry rooms! Thanks, but no 

Anyway, fraternities have 
responded to this pressure to 
provide a social scene by having 
what amounts to an open-door 
policy in terms of parties. As of last 
week, anyone on this campus, 
independent orGreek, was welcome 
at any party. This situation is 
unparalleled at any other school. At 
most schools, independents must 
provide their own social life while 
fraternities have their own parties. 
This is (or was) one of the beauties 
of Bowdoin, that all students, 
regardless of affiliation, are welcome 
at any house — providing a sort of 
social cohesiveness that doesn't exist 
anywhere else. This situation is 
threatened, however, by instances 
of students hurting themselves at 
fraternity parties after having done 
the large majority of their drinking 
in dorm rooms or elsewhere, and 

then proceeding to a fraternity 
party. More often than not, the 
students that end up in the hospital 
are not even in fraternities, and 
often, especially at this time of the 
year, are first-year students. 

I do not mean to imply that 
fraternity members are unfazed by 
drinking, or that first-year students 
are "lightweights" or any such 
misnomer. Statistically, however, 
most students that get alcohol 
poisoning are first-year students, 
and usually this is the result of a 
party in a dorm room at which 
students drink themselves into 

When this happens, the students 
often go to a fraternity and have a 
few drinks, and end up having to 
go to the hospital. The 
administration then hears that the 
student was d linking at a fraternity, 
and blames the institution, and not 
the individual who cannot control 
his or her drinking. This is the 
situation that most directly 
threatens the fraternity system, not 
to mention the health and well- 
being of the student(s) involved. 

I am not saying that students 
should not drink — that is a matter 
of personal choice, and I would be 
the ultimate hypocrite if I were to 
say anything of the sort. I am asking 
that students break the trend that is 
so prevalent in America and take 
responsibility fortheirown actions, 
instead of letting the blame fall on 
an institution that is indirectly 

Additionally, the administration 
should force this sort of 
responsibility on students. Unless 
it is a case of a student being unduly 
pressured to drink at a fraternity, 
any student that has to go to the 
hospital for an alcohol-related 
problem which often originates 
from drinking outside a fraternity 
should be disciplined with more 
than an informal slap on the wrist, 
rather than the present situation 
where it is inevitably the fault of the 
fraternity where the student had a 
few drinks. 

Ultimately, however, the solution 
lies in the hands of the students. 
Regardless of whether you are in a 
fraternity or not, fraternities at 
Bowdoin most likely figure heavily 
in your campus life, both socially 
and otherwise. We as fraternity 
members are happy to add 
whatever we can to the campus life 
at Bowdoin, but at this rate the 
actions of a select few threaten to 
destroy the system which benefits 
us all. Take responsibility for 
yourselves and your actions, and 
don't let stupid irresponsibility 
threaten both your own life and the 
life of an institution that has existed 
for 1 50 years to serve the students — 
the Fraternity system at Bowdoin. 


Last week's opinion article entiled "Observer offers solution to the 
diversity problem" was written by Michael Mascia '93. Due to an editorial 
oversight his name was not printed. 

14 September 28, 1990 

The Bowdoin Orient 

First Amendment 

Rethinking alcohol's mystique 


Orient Staff 


It is quite significant to note that 
page 18 of last week's Orient was 
solely devoted to Bowdoin's 
favorite pastime, consumption of 
alcohol. Messrs. Peters, Hall and 
Jacobs presented, individually, their 
varying viewpoints with 
considerable conviction and it 
would be fair to say that all of them 
had valid points to make. It can 
only be hoped that the students read 
these writings and thought about 
this all-pervading affliction, of 
excessive alcohol consumption, that 
plagues this campus. Interestingly, 
the lower left corner of the same 
page carries an advertisement by 
Cask & Keg, announcing the 'Last 
Call' for a Bowdoin tradition since 
1 979, namely free beer posters. More 
significantly, the advertisement 
informs us that this establishment 
sells wine, beer, cheese, kegs and 
ice. This comical paradox is a perfect 
illustration of the attitude of the 
society, of which Bowdoin is a part, 
towards alcohol. The root of the 
problem is the fact that consumption 
of alcohol, like cigarette smoking 
used to be, is socially acceptable in 
the American society. 

In the past decade or so, there has 
been an unrelenting onslaught 
against the negative health 
consequences of smoking, 
highlighted by numerous scientific 
studies concluding that cigarette 
smoking can cause everything from 
cancer to emphysema. There was 
even a report on the harmful effects 
of smoking on sexuality published 
by Reader's Digest. While the people 
in white coats were lost in their 
laboratories measuring the level of 
toxicities in cigarette smoke, the 
populace was getting regularly 
intoxicated by alcohol. The 
campaign against cigarette smoking 
has largely succeeded because 
Americans were convinced by 
scientific evidence that smoking is 
re-: klcss. In contrast, it should suffice 
to say that there never was any 
campaign against alcohol. 

Some people will surely point to 
the public service ads that routinely 
crop up in newspapers and on 
electronic media. However, the 
harmless cajoling of Triends don't 
let friends drive drunk' and Don't 
drink and drive,' has never brought 
home the seriousness of 
"WARNING: The Surgeon General 
of the United States has determined 
that smoking can cause...." The 
message that these announcements 
convey is that alcohol consumption 
is okay, as long as you do not 
endanger the lives of others. Tell 

this to the two Bowdoin students 
who were taken to the hospital in a 
state of advanced alcohol 
intoxication two weeks ago. They 
never intended to drive, but came 
very close to sacrificing their lives at 
the altar of alcohol. 

Bowdoin College community is 
now so accustomed to such incidents 
that it has stopped taking note. What 
nobody points out is that such 
students are only victims of peer 
pressure which in turn is the result 
of what is prevalent in the society. 
This is not to say that such students 
are not responsible for what they do 
to themselves, it is after all a 'free' 
country and every adult is imagined 
to be responsible. But at the same 
time we have this stereotypical 
concept of hard-drinking as an 
essential character trait of a 'macho' 
man, not to mention alcohol as a 
necessary lubricant of conversation 
at social occasions. I must profess, 
however, that I am less informed of 
the sociological causes of 
consumption of alcohol by females. 
And this is where alcohol- 
dependency enters the picture. 
Maybe this is what is most attractive 
about narcotics — escape from 
reality. So... What are we students 
trying to escape from? The exam on 
Monday, or more aptly, the exam 
last Thursday that we flunked? It is 
tragic to note that the scenario is, in 
a psychological sense, even less 
complex; it is pure sociology. Most 
of us drink because it is considered 
the 'cool' thing to do; we drink 
because we do not want to be left 
out of the party stream and wedrink 
so that we can boast to our friends 
next morning that 'Oh God! I had 
such a terrible hangover this 
morning.' Makes sense? 

The fact is that alcohol 
consumption, like smoking, does 
not make any sense at all. At the 
moment, the medical effects of 
drinking are less understood. But I 
hope that we are all aware of the 
monumental social and personal 
costs of alcohol consumption that 
this society is paying in the form of 
shattered lives and broken families. 
I would like to know the feelings of 
the Bowdoin student who 
miraculously survived fatal injury 
last year despite jumping out of a 
second floor window in an alcohol- 
induced delirium. We should all be 
on guard: this is a national affliction 
of far serious magnitude. One needs 
only to read the opening sentences 
of the recently-published 
autobiography of Kitty Dukakis to 
see that, "I am Kitty Dukakis and I 
am an alcoholic... I also came 
perilously close to becoming the first 
lady of the United States." 



At the Moulton Union 
Monday from 10 to 5 

Souter: Mystery and Mistake 


Orient Contributor 

When I decided to write a piece 
about Judge David H. Souter's 
nomination to the Supreme Court 
I figured that I would have a pretty 
easy time writing it. I planned to 
spend Sunday reading the Times, 
learning everything that I had to 
know about Souter and his 
ideological stance. When the 
Times shed little light on Souter, I 
set my sights for as many back 
issues of "Time" and 
"Newsweek" that I could find in 
search of information on the 
mysterious Supreme Court 
nominee. After having spent 
several hours reading and 
wondering if David Souter 
actually had any opinions on 
anything, I arrived at the 
conclusion that the man is and 
will be a mystery until he takes 
his scat on the Court. It is because 
of this mystery surrounding him 
that Judge Souter should not be 
confirmed by the Sena tejudiciary 

Originally, Supreme Court 
nominees were required to testify 
in front of the Senate Judiciary 
Committee. However, members 
of the committee rarely inquired 
about a nominee's stance on a 
particular legal or ethical issue. 
That is, until President Reagan 
tried to appoint Robert Bork to 
the Court. It was with the Bork 
nomination that the Committee 
realized its full power. What the 

committee realized was the 
importance of questioning an 
appointee about his ideological and 
political views to see if he reflected 
those of mainstream America. If he 
did, most likely the judge would 
serve on the Court well. But if he 
were so far from the mainstream as 
Bork's views were, more damage 
than good could be done on the 

Because we know so littleof David 
Souter's views, he is a timebomb 
waiting to explode on the Supreme 
Court. By the time this is published, 
the full Senate will have probably 
voted and sent Souter to the Court. 
We still won't know what this man 
is about until he writes his first 
opinion. We will not know how he 
stands on abortion, perhaps the most 
important issue facing the Court 

What we do know about Souter 
from his decisions and testimony is 
not much to go on. His knowledge 
of modern law is impressive, as is 
his recollection of important past 
cases. Conservatives at the hearings 
were disappointed to learn of 
Souter's support for an active role 
for Government and the Court in 
protecting individual rights. The 
Court, he said, has a duty to step in 
when Congress fails to act in this 
regard. Souter also showed himself 
to be a broad, rather than strict 
constructionalist. In other words, 
Souter goes by the spirit of the 
Constitution, not the letter. 

This gave liberals a small sense of 
hope, but not as much as they would 

have liked. Souter failed to shed 
any light on his views on 
affirmative action or sex 
discrimination. Many liberals 
were quick to note that he could 
easily support conservative 
decisions in such cases without 
contradicting any of his testimony. 
Even more troubling to liberals, is 
Souter's strong backing by the 
ultra-conservative White House 
Chief of Staff John Sununu. 
Sununu told seveYal pro-life 
groups that Souter could be 
trusted. Contrasting this, if it's 
worth anything, is that many of 
Souter's close friends, such as 
Senator Warren Rudmanis pro- 

Many people maintain that a 
nominee's ideological stance is 
irrelevant to whether they should 
be approved by the Senate. But 
another criteria that nominees 
should have is experience and 
knowledge about major 
constitutional issues — another 
strike against David Souter. He 
has had little experience and has 
written very littleon constitutional 

David Souter has demonstrated 
himself to be a capable and 
knowledgeable man and judge. 
He has not, however, provided 
any insights into his stances on 
such important issues as abortion. 

Sadly, the first time that we will 
learn his views will be when he 
writes his first opinion, and by 
then it will be too late. 

Letters to the Editor 

Bowdoin looks worse than ever 

To the Editor: 

In response to the various letters 
and editorials in last week's 
Bowdoin Orient (9/21 /90), I would 
like to offer another view of 
Bowdoin College and its attempts 
at change. After spending last 
semester abroad and being away 
from the Bowdoin experience, I can 
safely say yes, Bowdoin has 
definitely changed over the past 
three years. Aside from the familiar 
faces of friends, the old buildings, 
and the same grey squirrels, I feel 
like I no longer know this place. 
Basically, Bowdoin is losing a great 
deal of its unique attributes that 
attracted me to enroll here in 1987. 

For example, I was absolutely 
appalled to hear that Bowdoin 
College will adopt an A, B, C, D, F 
grading scale in the fall of 1991. My 
disgust at this decision to change 
grows when I remember how the 
HH, H P, F system was celebrated 
for promoting a non-competitive 
atmospherethat differed from other 
more competitive, hence more 
stressful, college campuses. One 
major reason I chose Bowdoin was 
the original grading system which 
has allowed me to feel like I can be 
comfortable in learning instead of 

constantly worrying about my GPA. 

The acceptance of this more 
competitive and conformist system 
is a further extension of the James 
Bowdoin Day ceremony in which 
James Bowdoin Scholars are 
congratulated and paraded before 
their peers as examples of what we 
all could be. That is, if we had that 
additional competitive drive. I 
respect those students whose grades 
reflect the amount of time and 
energy they devote to their studies, 
however, I have been hoping that 
James Bowdoin Day would soon 
fizzle out so students could do their 
best work without feeling that there 
is always someone doing better. 
With this new grading system, I 
realize that this feeling will soon be 

An additional problem I have 
with Bowdoin's attempts to change 
stems from Joseph Hughes"91 letter 
saying he "was delighted to return 
to a campus with different, more 
diverse faces." I would really like to 
know where Mr. Hughes was 
looking, becausel have seen nothing 
close to diversity on this campus 
since I returned. Perhaps in my old 
age I choose not to remember or 
recognize all the new faces, but it 

seems to me that faces are blending 
together more than I can remember 
in my earlier years at Bowdoin. I see 
the same people with different 
names, and I am speaking not only 
of a lack of ethnic diversity, but of a 
lack of people from varying 
economic, regional and cultural 

With all this talk of change, I must 
ask what is the motivation of the 
administration to promote this type 
of change? We are not becoming 
diverse, we are becoming an ideal 
example of mass conformity. The 
educational experience is more than 
just attending classes, and Bowdoin 
College is losing that extra 
experience that made this the place 
I wanted to spend four years of my 
life. Bowdoin College is becoming 
just another frigid, expensive, small 
liberal arts college in the heart of 
New England . I do not like this fact, 
and I hope that members of the 
college community will think more 
seriously about the direction they 
are steering Bowdoin; preferably 
before this axe of homogeneity 
clears away more than the sacred 
Bowdoin Pines. 


Jennifer H. Brookes '91 

Holbrook needs anatomy lesson 

To the Editor: 

I wish to address a fundamental flaw of Herman F. Holbrooks's Catholic rationalization in last week's 
Orient of the "pro-life" stance simply because I am so tired of believers of the infamous "Catholic doctrine" 
telling me what my body is intended for reproductively and sexually. If sexual intercourse is only of a 
"procreative purpose to which conjugal relations are primarily ordered," then why are women born clitori? 
You would think that a graduate from from "an academic community" would know more about the human 


Amy Coyle '93 

The Bowdoin Orient 

September 28, 1990 15 

Letters to the Editor 


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Devine and Sensationalist go too far 

To the Editor: 

This past Monday night I returned 
to my room at what is now 14 
College Street to find a copy of the 
Sensationalist on my doorstep. One 
particular piece was circled with a 
red marker: "Zetes agree to divorce: 
Some sheep stray from the flock" by 
J.P. Devine, J.P. Burke and D.J. 

I am not familiar with the latter 
twoauthors, however, I have always 
been somewhat chummy with J. P. 
Devine. J.P. has always impressed 
me as an intelligent and open- 
minded person, but after reading 
his piece in this week's Sensationalist, 
1 feel 1 may be forced to reevaluate 
my opinions as to the quality of 
J.P.'s character. 

J.P. — You and I apparently have 
a difference in opinion, but does 
that mean I should be portrayed as 
a blubbering idiot in your piece? 
Granted, I may not be the next Linus 
Pauling of the Biochemistry 
Department, but I sure as hell can 
compose a coherent sentence. Your 
piece seems to imply otherwise. If 
you opened your eyes (as well as 
your mind) a bit, perhaps you would 
notice that what we twenty-six Zetes 
seek is not, "to play sports, talk 
about 'babes/ drink beer and light 
farts." We could just as easily 
participate in these activities as some 
co-ed dormitory with greek letters 
over the door. J.P., tell me you've 
never played sports, talked about 
women, or sipped a bit of beer in 
your four years at Bowdoin. Maybe 
you've even tried to light a fart or 


So you disagree with our 
opinions — does that force you to 
disrespect us? Let us say that you 
and I disagree upon the issue of 
abortion. (And I seriously doubt we 
do.) If I disagreed with your opinion, 
I might tell you so, but I would most 
certainly respect that opinion as 

O.K., I know what your 
thinking — "Man, take it easy. It was 
an article in the Sensationalist, after 
all. It's not supposed to be accurate; 
it's supposed to be funny." I know it 
is, J.P., but I think you went a bit too 
far. I would have enjoyed the article 

had it not been for the quote you 
included. It doesn't require much 
thought to connect the quote in your 
piece to the quote in Lynn Warner's 
piece in the Orient two weeks ago. 
To anyone who hasn't met me yet, I 
am visua lized as some lobotomized 
meathead, because that is the way 
you portrayed me. 

I realize it must be difficult to 
compose an accurate piece on a 
subject you know virtually nothing 
about. All the more reason to leave 
it alone, isn't it? 


Eric C. Bandurski '91 

President, Zeta Psi 

Hall is misinformed 

Learn policy on language 

To the Editor: , 

Last year Bowdoin adopted a 
gender-neutral language policy, 
thereby abolishing the use of 
certain sexist terms such as 
freshman, mankind, and the use of 
man /he to represent the whole. 
An encouraging number of 
students have embraced this 
policy, particularly the first-year 
students and new faculty 
members. Unfortunately, we're 
aware of people who both 
consciously and unconsciously 
continue to use gender-specific 
terms. The faculty, as role models 
for the students, should be 

especially sensitive to this issue. 
The hierarchical nature of faculty- 
student relationships makes it 
difficult for frustrated students to 
correct their professors. This letter 
is a plea for faculty, staff, and 
students to have an increased 
consciousness of an existing 
Bowdoin policy. 


Becky Austin '91 

Elizabeth Gilliland '91 

This letter was signed by 40 
additional students and staff, but due 
to space limitations we are unable to 
print their names. 

To the Editor: 

Upon finishing a piece of true 
drivel written by a clearly 
uninformed non-fratemity member, 
Andy Hall (September 21 issue 
"Frats must govern themselves...), 
we felt absolutely unable to sit down 
and allow such blither and blather, 
and foamy stories, to go simply 

Where should we begin? After 
admitting that his only involvement 
with fraternities has been attending 
large parties, we find it odd that 
Hall would now feel qualified to 
serve as a versed expert on what 
goes on when Saturday night isover . 
Thus, his arguments about the 
bonding which occurs between the 
men and women of Bowdoin's 
fraternities seems especially ironic. 

Bonney reveals sexism 

To the Editor: 

In his letter last week Chad 
Bonney made clear the sexism in his 
decision to remain part of the all- 
male Zete national, and yet 
appeared surprised that he might 
be labeled a sexist. 

Bonney attempts to legitimate his 
position by stating that he and , it is 
implied, the other Zetes who stayed 
with the national were "perfectly 
content with the status quo: co-ed 
membership with us [male Zetes] 
still maintaining our ties to the 
national Zeta Psi." Unfortunately, 
the status quo — one group having 
privileges denied another because 
of gender — was sexist. There is no 
other way to look at it. An 
organization which denies 
membership or limits privileges to 
women is sexist, just as one which 
denies membership or limits 

privileges to African-Americans is 

One doesn't have to be sexist to 
be a member of a sexist institution, 
but by doing so one is supporting 
that institution and,therefore, the 
sexism implicit in it. To my mind 
someone who supports a sexist 
institution legitimately may be 
called a sexist. This may be the only 
sexist act you ever perpetrate, but it 
is just that — a sexist act. 

Something all fraternities tend to 
do in these situations is to blame the 
administration. Zete is asking for 
the right to discriminate within the 
colleges jurisdiction, a right which 
the college is justified in denying. I 
wish you luck, Chad, but not your 


Chris Bull '92 

Board delivers report 

The following semesterly report from the Board of Sexual Harassment and 
Assault was sent to President Robert Edwards in early September . At his 
request it is reprinted here. 
Dear President Edwards: 

During the 1990 Spring Semester, six incidents of sexual harassment 
on the Bowdoin campus were reported to the Chair of the Sexual 
Harassment Board.The Board held formal hearings on two complain" 
and the results of our adjudications were reported to the President 
earlier in confidential letters. Two other complaints were resolved by 
mediations arranged under the auspices of the Board. A fifth complaint 
was acted upon administratively by the Office of the Dean of Students 
with the agreement of all parties. A sixth complaint was discussed with 
the Chair but the complainant chose not to request either a formal 
hearing or a mediation session. 


Wells Johnson, Chair 

Sexual Harassment Board 

specious, and indeed extremely 

We can only hope that this letter 
will do something to exorcise him 
of his grossly misinformed views 
regarding the relationships 
between fraternity members, and 
the bonds upon which those 
relationships are based. Fraternity 
members have much more to do 
and discuss than partying and 
achieving new states of 
unconsciousness; how would he 
respond to the presence in 
fraternities of several members who 
do not drink? We are not, as he 
would have it, one-dimensional, 
lobotomized robots who exist only 
to "drink as much as, or more than, 
humanly possible." Classes, 
cultural interests, and sports are a 

few example of conversation topics 
we heard at dinner just last night. In 
addition, his suggestion that 
fraternity government involves 
little more than how many kegs to 
order, obviously ignores 
community service, upkeep and 
maintenance of the houses, and 
relations with the college 
community as a whole. 

Indeed, when he goes so far as to 
say that his suggestion is "in fact 
the truth of the matter," he not only 
strays dangerously close to 
journalistic irresponsibility. But 
also, he displays, with more 
poignancy than we ever could, his 
unfortunate ignorance of the 
situation. In addition, the IFC has 
made tremendous strides forward 
in the last two years, and fraternities 

should be commended on their 
efforts to follow policy goals. 

Furthermore, he fails to make any 
mention of individual 

responsibility. We can only exercise 
so much control over others; 
accountability ultimately must lie 
with the individual. As many beside 
us would tell Mr. Hall, fraternities 
contribute a great deal to their 
individual members, the College, 
and the community. Thus, it is truly 
sad when someone comes alongand 
spouts forth meanspirited and 
unfair criticism. His attack may be 
palatable to some, but it ignores key 
truths and substitutes in their place 
uniformed speculation. 


Jonathan Gardner '92 

Dan Rosenthal '92 


Alumnus agrees, alternatives needed 

To the Editor: 

I was especially interested in 
the September 21 edition, and with 
the letter entitled "Provide some 
alternatives" written by Lance 
Hickey '91 and Eileen Hunt '93. 

When I was at Bowdoin 90 
percent of my fellow 
undergraduates were products of 
the fraternity system, and I have 
currently involved myself with the 
Inter-Fratemity Council to try and 
bea small part in finding a solution 
to the woes that presently beset 

the system. I do, however, agree 
with Hickey and Hunt that there 
seems to be no other alternative 
"party" on a Saturday night at 
Bowdoin. One has only to look at 
the College Calendar for Saturday, 
September 22 to find nothing other 
than sporting events in the 

Certainly it would be possible to 
open the Foreign Language Lab, 
one of the gyms and certainly the 
Visual Arts Center so that, as Hickey 
and Hunt suggest, there might be 

constructive alternatives to those 
who do not wish to "party." 

I would also like the College to 
consider the funding and 
construction of a Performance 
Arts Center in the space at the Old 
Sargent Gym and Curtis Pool 
which is "slated" for a future 
Student Center. The increased 
encouragement of performing 
arts at a liberal arts institution is 
paramount in my opinion. 


Donald D. Steele '50 ^ 

Key issue clarified 

To the Editor: 

Thanks to the Orient for 
publishing several pieces on Sept. 
21, 1990 regarding safety and 
security and hope that your efforts 
heightened the awareness of our 
community to security and the idea 
that everyone must participate in 
maintaining a safe campus 

We would like to clarify some 
points that were raised regarding 
Physical Plant and Security's actions 
when Kim Maxwell reported the 
loss of her keys. 

Kim's lock was changed after she 
reported her keys missing. She was, 
unfortunately given the wrong 
"new" key, required to operate the 
new lock. To further complicate 
matters, she did not discover the 
error until 530 p.m. Friday evening 
after Physical Plant Locksmiths 

went home. None of this was her 
fault and provisions now exist to 
deal with such problems "after 

Problematic is the editorial 
statement that this "meant leaving 
her door unlocked over the 
weekend," which was not the case. 
Kim was told that Security, while 
unable to issue a key, would lock 
and unlock her door as needed . The 
Thompson Interns in Coles Tower 
are also equipped with a master 
key. Kim did call Security at least 
two times for this service. 

Inconvenient? Certainly, and we 
regret the inconvenience There was 
no need to leave the door unlocked, 
however. The irony to all of this is 
the fact that Kim Maxwell's original 
keys were found at the Student 
Union Desk this week! 

Security and Physical Plant work 

closely together on lock related 
processes. Physical Plant installs 
locks, issues keys and maintains 
hardware while Security has input 
on system design and issuance of 
master keys. Last spring, the 
number of unreturned keys rose to 
an unacceptable level, prompting 
us to invoke the charge for lock 
replacement and therefore change 
the lock when keys are not returned. 
Important to both of us is that 
members of the Bowdoin 
community feel comfortable in 
contacting us when there are 
observations or suggestions that we 
need to know. We want to provide 
the best services possible. 
Sincerely, s. 

Michael S. Pander \ 
Director of Safety and Security 
David N. Barbour 
Director of Physical Plant 

16 September 28, 199 

Letters to the Editor 

Diversity has many meanings 

To the Editor: 

I believe that in her article of Sept. 
21, Karen Ed wards un fairly attacked 
the ignorance of a first-year student 
in her attempt to promote 
"diversity" and "awareness" at 
Bowdoin. 1 am also of the opinion 

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euphemistic replacement for 
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I don't know the student Ms. 
Edwards referred to, but her 
ignorance could be a result of a 
diverse background. Maybe she is 
from a depressed, rural area, where 
she never saw a Hispanic person, 
where 9 out of 1 of her classmates' 
parents were union, where, of the 
students who chose the academic 
high school over the vo-tech, 25 
percent of her class continued their 
education/training after 

graduation, where an almost equal 
percentage end up going the GED 
rout (if you're not aware of what 
this is, ask a diverse person), where 
few people had heard of L.L. Bean 
and not too many could locate 
Maine on a map. That's where I'm 
from, and I hope that Ms. Edwards 
would not refuse me the 
opportunity to study at this school 
because my background, in its 
difference from (and apparently 
inferiority to) hers, did not make 
me aware of all of the things people 
from other backgrounds are aware 

So, in championing the cause if 
d iversity at Bo wdoin, let's not forget 
all the possibilities: socioeconomic, 
racial, geographic, and cultural 
differences, and people with 
interests other that sports and 
traditional majors. I hopel'vemade 
a point, but if in doing so I've ' 
exposed the full force of my 
ignorance, please enlighten me - 
that's why I'm here. Thanks! 


Michele Witten '91 

Does Hall really know? 

To the Editor: 

It pains me to see so much 
attention given to Andy Hall's letter 
in last week's Orient calling for the 
abolishment of the fraternity system 
at Bowdoin. He knows so little of 
what he is talking about that his 
remarks should be dismissed 
offhand. Seeing that this isn't the 
case, however, I have come up with 
a few ideas fraternity members 
should think about when 
contemplating his remarks. 

1. Think about Homecoming in 
the future. While you're relaxing in 
a house that holds fond memories 
for you, talking to close friend s about 
the old days and the way things 
used to be, think about Andydriving ' 

home right after the football game 
because he has no place to go. 

2. Think about the fact that while 
youcanhangoutafterdinner talking 
with friends in your own dining 
room, Andy gets kicked out of 
Wentworth because they have to 
clean up. 

3. Think about being able to 
provide your own entertainment 
every weekend, while Andy has to 
rely on the generosity of others. 

4. Think about Andy ... no, let's 
not. Let's forget him and what he 
said. After all, we know the truth of 
the situation and he obviously 

Alan Parks '91 

Drive heads say thanks 

To the Editor: 

On behalf of the Bowdoin Blood 
Drive Committee, we would like 
to thank all 253 people who came 
down to thedrive last Wednesday. 
We were able to collect 208 units of 
blood. When you realize that each 
unit may be used to help as many 
as five, but usually about three 
people, you realize that in one day 
the Bowdoin community saved 
over 600 lives. « 

Special thanks go the 52 first- 
time donors who showed up that 
day, to the proctors for their 
assistance in sponsoring a dorm 
vs. dorm contest and to the 

fraternities for their inter- fraternity 
contest. Congratulations to the 

The committee pledges 205 units 
for each drive. Thanks for helping 
us reach that goal. We hope to 
surpass it again at our next blood 
drive on November 14. 

We also wish to thank our 
community sponsors, Dominos 
Pizza, Ben & Jerry's and TCBY for 
their help. 


Terry Payson '92 

Amy Wakeman '91 

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The Bowdoin Rugby squad has been head and shoulders above its competition in recent matches. See story on page 14. 
Photo by Chris Strassel. 

Large turnout 
caps election 

Orient Contributor 

In one of the largest Executive Board elections in 
recent years, approximately 700 students showed up 
at the Moulton Union to vote on Monday. 

This year's 25-person candidate pool was vastly 
different than those of previous years. Elections were 
unnecessary last year due to the lack of candidates. 
The ten people-mostly first year students-who ran 
that year Won by default. • 

This year's election was impressive said Dan 
Rosenthal, head of the elections committee, adding it 
was an encouraging way to start the year. 

The newly elected board also shows a great deal of 

'There was a good spread among the four classes," 
said . There was one senior; Gary Rothkopt, two 
juniors; Gerald Jones and Mark Thompson, six 
sophomores; Suzanne Gunn, Mark Schulze, Ara 
Cohen, Ameen Haddad, Jim Carenzo and Rebekah 
Eubanks, and five first year students; Sacha Bacro, 
Noah Litton, John Ghanotokis, Rebekah Smith and 
Romelia Leach. 

At its first meeting, the board elected Suzanne 
Gunn '93 as chair, Mark Thompson "92 as vice chair, 
Rebekah Smith '94, recording secretary and Rebekah 
Eubanks '93Public Relations officer. 

The chair and the vice chair will serve as speakers 
for the Bowdoin Student Body. 

The Executive Board serves as a forum for student 


Bowdoin community reacts to German reunification 

Teaching fellow expresses concern 

Orient Contributor 

The following essay xoas written by 
a teaching fellow from Mainz 
University in Germany. 

The re-unification of East and 
West Germany raises countless 
economic and administrative 
problems. Yet, there is another side 
to this: the people and their 
individual problems-their 

individual feelings. 

I recently had the opportunity of 
talking to a young twenty-one- year 
old woman as we were travelling 
together. She was out of the GDR 
for the first time in her life, and she 
became really nervous each time 
we crossed a border. She seamed 
pleased and startled at the same 
time that no one even bothered to 
look at her passport. I, in return, 
would have been bothered had 
someone really scrutinized mine. 

Since we had enough time to talk, 
she told me about her Job and it 
turned out that she was a student as 
well. At least she had once been 
one. She had studied English for 
two semesters. But then she had to 

. . . it almost felt as 
though I was 
talking to someone 
who spoke a foreign 

drop out, because she was told that 
her voice was not strong enough to 
become a good teacher. Since then 
she has been working in a factory. 
And here she was now, returning 
from her first visit to a foreign 
country, telling me about her 
intention to start studying again. 

When I asked her how she felt 
now, she just gave a very general 
answer without any personal 
comment. Listening to her, I became 
aware of the fact that she had never 
been encouraged to express her 
opinion frankly the way I had 
always been. 

What she said had puzzled me, 
but the way she said it was even 
more striking. Everything she said 
sounded somewhat outdated and 

she did not use any of the words 
and phrases young people in the 
western part of the country use. 
Although I could understand every 
single word, it almost felt as though 
I was talking to someone who spoke 
a foreign language. Her 'frozen' way 
of speaking reminded me of old 
movies and was a hint of the still 
existing but invisible border 
between the two parts of Germany. 

Apart from the obvious 
differences everybody is talking 
about these days there are also 
differences between the people 
which we all will have to work on 
for some time. This applies 
especially to those who were born 
after the wall had been built in 1 961 , 
and who always identify 
themselves with the part of the 
country in which they lived. 

A common weather report in the 
evening news was not able to 
prevent young people in the two 
Germanys from perceiving the 
distance between them. They are 
deeply rooted in either the 
American or the eastern culture. 
The off icial re-unification, therefore, 
can only be the start of a real re- 
unification, which is yet to come. 

Cafferty sees celebration 


Orient Staff 

While the world watched the 
reunification of East and West 
Germany from a distance, Helen 
Cafferty of Bowdoin's German 
department witnessed first hand the 
jubilation of a people divided for 
over forty-five years. 

"It was something like New Year's 
Eve and Times Square only a 
thousand times more," said Cafferty 
of the fireworks and festivities in a 
phone interview with Scott Hood of 
the Public Relations office. 

In Germany for a semester-long 
study of the effect of reunification 
on the arts, Cafferty was most struck 

by the peacefulness of the October 3 
festivities in Berlin. "Everbody who 
was on the street was determined to 
celebrate going forward; nobody 
wants to go back... The feeling was 
very hopeful and very peaceful." 

"1 drank East German champagne 
last night and West German today, 
but I suppose now, it's all German 
champagne," said Cafferty in an 
interview with the Times Record, the 
same morning. 

"There were people from all over 
the world and most of them were 
happy to see the two Germanys 
together again. ", Cafferty said. She 
felt that one of the most moving 
moments of the night was the 
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October 5, 1990 

The Bowdoin Orient 

• . • 

German unification raises questions from citizens 

Cato Kemmler shows concern for his country as two Germanys unite 


Orient News Editor 

September 2 will be a date that 
future history students will have to 

The two Germanys which were 
divided by political differences re- 
unified relatively quickly. While 
some praised the cooperation by 
the two ideologically different 
countries, some questioned whether 
a re-unification was a good idea. 

Cato Kemmler '93 is a West 
German citizen attending Bowdoin. 

Orient What do you think about 
the German re-unification? 

Kemmler I'm very happy that 
the cold war between the East and 
the West has finally come to a halt. 
The next decade will be important 
for the European continent and I 
hope that the reunified Germany 
will be a symbol for peace, rather 
than a threat. I am certainly glad for 
the East German people to be able to 
experience democracy. The process 
of reunification is, however, 
advancing too rapidly. 

During the 3 months I spent at 
home this summer, I found that most 
of my friends do not feel secure 
about the reunification. By looking 
at the problems from a selfish, short 
term point of view, the reunification, 
in general, doesn't appeal to the 
West Germans. 

A serious matter such as this 
should take more planning and 
should slowly incorporate East 
Germany and West Germany. The 
two governments and the people of 

the two countries should have 
scrutinized all aspects of the re- 

Opening up the border was nice 
for incorporating the East and the 
West, but not enough time to 
complete this synopsis. 

Orient: What do you mean by not 
having enough time to complete this 

Kemmler West Germany is the 
dominant state in the unification 
and more time should have been 
given to West Germany in order for 
them toadapt to this system. It seems 
to me that the East German citizens 
thought they could become as 
wealthy as the West Germans in 
such short time 

When you take into consideration 
all the complications which 
inevitably result when you attempt 
to amalgamate two different 
countries, I think re-unified 
Germany will have to go through 
some difficult times in the next 5 
years. Mostly in the economic and 
social sector. 

As I mentioned, when I went 
home this summer, I felt a lot of 
disco mention towards the East 
Germans, especially in the working 

Orient: What do you mean you 
felt a lot of hatred towards the East 
Germans? Where do you think this 
hatred originated? 

Kemmler Once the labor market 
gets thoroughly integrated. West 
Germans not only have to compete 
with the Turks, they ha ve to compete 
with the East German also. I think 

this will cause social conflict. 

Orient: When you were home, 
was this feeling noticeable? 

Kemmler For the three months I 
was home, the tension was 
noticeable. Expanding on the social 
and economic implications of the 
re-unification, I see this happening. 
When new working possibilities are 
established, the social difficulties 
will eventually dissolve, but the 
economic problems will be there. 

The West German government 
has to finance the majority if not the 
entirecost of unification. Within the 
next decade when the Eastern 
working standards adapt to the 
western standards, re-unified 
Germany will evolve into an 
economic power that supercedes 
European economic countries. 

In the short run, it will cause a lot 
of economic and social problems, 
but in the long run, the re-unified 
Germany will become an economic 

Orient: Don't you think this is 
good? It seems that the overall 
outcome of the re-unification will 
help Germany. 

Kemmler: Once Germany 
establishes its power in Central 
Europe, history proved that it 
becomes a hostile power. This will 
probably mean that neighboring 
countries will fear the re-unified 
Germany. This fear might cause 
more aggression within the 
European nations. 

I'm not an expert on European 

Kemmler voices his concern as the East and the West Re-unite. Photo 
by Chris Strassel. 


international relations, but as a West 
German citizen, I see a lot of 
problems arising by the unifications 
that may or may not be solved in the 
future. I trust my government to do 
everything in its power to make this 
unification a peaceful one. 

Let's put it this way, in 40 years 
the divided Germany has been 
somewhat a balance of power within 
Europe. With the re-unification and 
the rise of the new super-power 
country, having this big power bloc 
in Central Europe will offset the 

balance of power. 

Only the future can show us the 
outcomes of this unification. 

Orient: What do you think the 
overall outcome will be? 

Kemmler: It might cause 
Germany a lot of good. We don't 
know what the future holds for us. 
15 million people have been added 
to the west and that's all we 
know...This might cause lots of 
problems or it might be the greatest 
thing ever. But what happens in the 
future is beyond my imagination. 

German reunification 

(Continued from page 1) 

performance of Russian folk 
music and folk songs by the 
Soviet army band. 

Cqfferty noted while many East and West 
Germans had hope for the future, they also 
expressed concern about economic survival. , 

• There were an estimated one 
million Germans in Berlin for the 
midnight ceremonies. According 
to the Times Record, only "about 
fifty people were arrested for 
fighting or other infractions." 

Cafferty noted while many East 
and West Germans had hope for 
the future, they also expressed 
concern about economic survival. 
East Germans fear widespread 

unemployment in the future as 
western industries edge out their 
East German counterparts. "East 
Germans want to support theirown 
economy but they don't have the 
capital to compete with West 
German firms," Cafferty told the 
Times Record. The loss of East 
German social policies such as 
maternity leave and child care 
programs also concerned some. 

Cafferty spoke about the East 
German people's desire to 
experience and assimilate to 
Western culture. 

"The greatest hunger in East 
Germany is for travel... Only those 
people who were athletes, artists, 
intellectuals, or members of the 
party could travel," Cafferty 

Because East Germany had access 
to West German television and 
radio, "They [the East Germans] 
knew a lot, but they never got to see 
it first hand. People talked about 
West Germany as a fantasy... So the 
greatest hunger is to break out of 
this provincialism.'" 

One negative aspect Cafferty 

noticed about reunification is a 
cultural sense of loss in East 
Germany now that artistic 
pursuits will no longer be 
funded entirely by the 

'There is a sense of loss 
among [East German 1 artists 
and intellectuals who, for the 
first time in their lives, will now 
have to worry about money... 
People with whom I only talked 
about art and what was going 
on in theater and. who was 
writing what and who was 
thinking what, are now asking 
How am I going to pay for 
this,' or How am I going to 
work my taxes.'" 

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October 5, 1990 3 

Congressional candidates debate their platform issues 


Orient Staff 

Congressional politics came to 
Bowdoin last night as Republican 
Dave Emery and Democrat Tom 
Andrews debated in Kresge 
Auditorium. The two men are 
hoping to win the First District 
congressional seat vacated by 
Democrat Joseph Brennan, who is 
running for governor. 

Andrews is a state senator from 
Portland and a Bowdoin alumnus. 
Emery held the House seat from 
1976 to 1982, whenheunsuccessfully 
ran for U. S. Senate. 

The debate was broadcast 
statewide on public television and 
radio.The first question concerned 
the recent budget compromise 

between Congress and President 
Bush. Andrews criticized the 
proposal, saying it hurts the elderly 
through medicare cuts and the 
middle class through gasoline tax, 
which he called a "paycheck tax." 

Emery also criticized the package 
for raising heating oil taxes and 
cutting medicare. He said he 
believes it will and should be voted 
down and renegotiated. Congress 
has "not chosen to look at the 
alternatives," he said. 

Emery praised the Reagan and 
Bush administrations' supply-side 
economic policies, citing the creation 
of eight million jobs. Andrews 
countered that most of those jobs 
are low-paying, with 60% paying 
less than $10,000 per year. 

In the area of defense spending, 

both candidates saw the need to 
reassess spending priorities. 
Andrews said that cuts in 
"unnecessary spending" are needed 
to reduce the budget deficit, 
especially in response to the "new 
post-Cold War world." 

Emery acknowledged the need 
for cuts in Cold War weapons such 
as the MX missile and Trident 
submarines. He credited Reagan's 
strong defense spending for "getting 
the attention of the Soviet Union" 
and leading the way to such cuts 
and arms reductions talks. 

Emery said he would support a 
line-item veto because it would give 
the president the power to cut 
excessive amendments out of 
legislation. Andrews disagreed, 
saying the the president would use 

Wellness House thrives on its philosophy 


Orient Contributor 

The Wellness House, occasionally 
referred to as the "dry house", is 
often perceived as a retreat for those 
who want to live "well", a term 
disdained even by Wellness House 
proctor Dan Coursey. This image 
has given rise to rumors of 
clandestine smoking and drinking 
due to a prevalent Bowdoin 
sentiment that after an academically 
stressful week, students can't 
unwind without "help". 

Coursey would like to dispel all 
of these myths. "The Wellness 
House is not about not having any 

fun... it's living your own life... in a 
unique and pleasant atmosphere." 
The twenty-five students who 
reside there are from all four classes, 
and each of them made the decision 
to live at the Wellness House. They 
all voluntarily signed a pledge to 
abide by the house rules which 
include not smoking in the house, 
abstinence from drugs, and no 
drinking in common house spaces. 
In addition, at the beginning of the 
year the residents had several 
meetings at which they set 
guidelines for behavior throughout 
the year. Respect of others' space, 
moderation, and consideration were 
determined to be key factors for 

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As for the rumors that people at 
the Wellness House smoke and 
drink — they're true, but this does 
not involve the evil overtones 
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Residents are not forbidden to 
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view the Wellness House not as an 
oasis, but as "a place we don't see in 
regular Bowdoin life." He wishes to 
promote non-destructive 

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The candidates' views also 
differed on the Persian Gulf crisis. 
Emery praised the "genius" of 
President Bush in rapidly building 
a coalition of support for economic 
sanctions against Iraq. He said that 
such cooperation will help the U.S. 
in future foreign policy objectives 
in light of changing economic 
competition and post-Cold War 
"reallignments in allegiances." 

Andrews said he supports United 
Nations-led military pressure and 
economic embargo. But he criticized 
the nation's leaders for lack of 
"backbone" for allowing the crisis 
to happen. He said that the 
"fundamental underlying causes" 
of the crisis are "diplomatic 

bungles," foreign oil dependency, 
and fuel hieffiency. 

Andrews said that he is "going to 
make this country energy -efficient ." 
He emphasized a need for stronger 
gas-mileage requirements. He also 
cited the need for a stronger 
infrastructure and proposed a 
publically-supported nationwide 
railway system. 

Emery said that any such system 
must be funded by private 
enterprise. He preferred to deal with 
theenergy problem by emphasizing 
conservation and by increasing 
domestic output in resources such 
as geothermal energy, shale, anc 

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In future months, workshops are 
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The Bowdoin Orient 

Tarnoff named James Bowdoin Day speaker 

Peter Tarnoff, president of the 
Council of Foreign Relations, will 
address students, parents, faculty, 
and others during ceremonies 
marking the 49th annual James 
Bowdoin Day at Bowdoin College, 
Friday, October 12, at 3:15 p.m. in 
Morrell Gymnasium. Tarnoff's 
address is titled American Foreign 
Policy in a World Transformed. During 
theceremonies,theCollege will also 
honor 248 students for outstanding 
academic achievement. The public 
is welcome. 

Tarnoff has been president of the 
New York-based Council on Foreign 
Relations since April 1, 1986. The 
Council is a private organization 
that studies problems in United 
States Foreign policy and aims to 
develop new approaches to, and an 
understanding of, international 

relations. Established in 1921, the 
Council has over 1,800 members 
selected for their expertise in foreign 

Prior to assuming his position at 
the Council, Tarnoff was executive 
directorof the World Affairs Council 
of Northern California, and 
president of the International 
Advisory Corporation in San 

Educated at Colgate University, 
the University of Chicago, and the 
University of Paris, Tarnoff was a 
career Foreign Service officer from 
1 961 until 1 982. He served abroad in 
Nigeria, Vietnam, France, West 
Germany, and Luxembourg. From 
1965 to 1969, he was special assistant 
to Ambassador Henry Cabot Lodge 
in Saigon, Bonn, Paris, and 

^Security trained to handle 
sexual assault incidents 


Orient Contributor 

Michael Pander, the Director of 
Bowdoin Security, describes his 
department as a "service 
organization which cares about 
the community.'' Each officer has 
been extensively trained in several 
areas, including sexual 
harassment and rape. Louann 
Bums, a campus officer for ten 
years, claims that since Pander has 
come to Bowdoin, training on 
sexual assault has been clearly 
emphasized, and the methods of 
training are much more effective. 
She says, "There seems to be 
constant training." Pander has the 
utmost confidence in his officers' 
abilities to deal with sexual assault 

Each year, there are several 
conventions held all over the 
United States which focus on 
campus violence. Students are 
invited and encouraged to attend 
a number of these conventions. 
Bowdoin sends a delegation to 
several of the training conventions. 

Each member of the Security 
Department must go through a 
session of Basic Reserve Officers 
Training, where a more basic 
approach to sexual assault is 
learned. At Bowdoin, however, 
there is also a series of ln-house 
sessions, which separate specific 
cases. Each year, Pander invites 
his former collegue from the 
University of Connecticut, Alice 
Carberry, for specific training in 
sexual assault, including 
investigative techniques and role 
playing. Carberry has a one 
hundred per cent conviction rate, 
without bringing a victim to trial. 

The Department of Security 
could be more widely utilized as a 
service towards victims of sexual 
assault. Louann Burns wanted to 
emphasize that when reporting a 
sexual assault, it "makes no 
difference whether you report it 
to a male or a female. {Each 
member of thedepartment J knows 
exactly what he or she is doing." 
Mr. Pander also stated that the 

sooner an assault is reported, the 
better chance there is of catching 
the assailant: 'The victim of a rape 
should talk to someone and seek 
help. Even if he or she does not 
want to report it directly to 
security, it is extremely important 
that I we) find out about Ithe 
incident] in some way." The 
Security Department can then be 
aware of the more "problemed 
areas," and patrol them more 
frequently.They can also "redirect 
their resources;" for example, 
install another emergency 
telephone in that area. 

When a victim contacts security, 
the .basic procedures are as 
follows: The officer first makes 
sure that the victim is safe. Then, 
the victim may choose an 
alternative which he or she 
decides in an unhurried fashion. 
Security can facilitate the 
processes of medical care, 
psychological care, consultation 
with the Bath/Brunswick Rape 
Crisis Center, consultation with 
the college administration (for 
example, the Dean, if there are 
concerns with either living 
arrangements or academics), or 
the legal system. Pander stresses 
that the choice is the victim's; 
calling security does not bind the 
victim to any decision of action, 
but rather it is another system of 

The 1988 edition of the 
publication Crime in the United 
States, reported three cases of 
"forcable rape" in the town of 
Brunswick that year. Two years 
prior, there had been only one. 
The Rape Crisis Center would not 
accept this data as an accurate 
account of actual assaults. At 
Bowdoin, victims need not fear 
that Security will force legal action 
upon them. It is completely up to 
the victim to take action. 

The Bowdoin Department of 
Security encourages all victims of 
sexual harassment or assault to 
utilize their services; they are 
trained to support victims who 
seek services of any kind. 

Washington, D.C. He participated 
in the Paris Peace Talks on Vietnam 
in 1969. From 1977 until 1981, 
Tarnoff was special assistant to 
Secretaries of StateCyrus Vanceand 
Edmund Muskie. 

The student address, Rejections 
on a Liberal Arts Education, will be 
delivered by Sara Jane Shanahan of 
(9 Winthrop Road) Wellesley, Mass., 
a senior with a major in Economics. 
A graduate of Wellesley Senior High 
School, she is a dean's list student, 
has earned high honors in her 
studies and is a James Bowdoin 

Marilyn Fredey '91 of (1529 
Pelican Point Drive) Sarasota, Fla., a 
senior majoring in psychology, will 
serve as marshal of the exercises. A 
grad uate of Ri verview High School, 

she is a dean's list student who has 
earned high honors in her studies. 
Co-captain of the 1990-91 women's 
indoor track team, Fredey is an All- 
American athlete in both cross 
country and outdoortrack who holds 
the Bowdoin indoor track record in 
the 3,000 meter run with a time of 

The Bowdoin Brass Quintet will 
perform Sonata Die 

Bankelsangerlieder by Daniel Speer 
as the processional, and Sigfried 
Karg-Elert's Praise the Lord with 
Drums and Cymbalsas the recessional. 

James Bowdoin Scholars were first 
recognized in 1941 for their 
excellence in scholarship and to 
commemorate the Honorable James 
Bowdoin 111(1752-1811), the first 
patron of the College. 

Peter Tamoff will deliver the 
JBS speech. 

Sexual harassment counseling offered 


Orient Asst. News Editor 

Values. Everyone retains his/her 
own individual set upon arrival at 
an academic institution. Some are 
mainstjream, while others challenge 
modern societal foundations. 
"Those with advocacy [values] may 
thinkmy position is too soft. Others, 
with conservative norms, probably 
think that to even create a position 
like this is too extreme." 

The position in question bears the 
title of Sexual Harassment Issues 
Coordinator, and the woman behind 
it is Anne Underwood . From serving 
for the past two years on the school' s 
sexual harassment board, 
Underwood knew that "we simply 
were not hearing everything." There 
was a need for something else; a 
need for the implementation of some 
other system to co-exist alongside 
the highly formalized structure of 
the board. 

Because of this, a system which 
not only benefits students, but 
faculty and staff members of the 
Bowdoin community as well, was 
created. Access to education and 
information on every aspect of 
sexual harassment provides the 
basis for program's structure - from 
the formal discipline of offenders to 
discreet, informal and easily 
accessible remedies for victims. Its 
premise is the acknowledgement 
and publicity of a complete variety 
of options. 

The informal option includes 
consultation with the counseling 
staff, PRSG members, Ms. 
Underwood herself, or the faculty/ 

staff sexual harassment advisors. 
Professor Randy Stakeman is one 
such advisor. "We're dealing with 
something that's based on different 
principles of education. People can 
talk to me generally or specifically. 
But this needs to be done." says 
Stakeman of his position. 

This informal set of options also 
includes the decision not to take any 
action at all. 

The second set of options are 
Administrative, and they include 
seeking the aid of any one of the 
Deans or, in the case of employees, 
the personnel director. The third 
alternative calls for the formal 
execution of the Sexual Harassment 
Board's fact-finding manner of 
operation: the hearing. 

Although Underwood instituted 
the structure, with the knowledge 
that similar programs have 
produced effective results at 
institutions such as Harvard, Yale 
and MIT, she insists "It's the system, 
not me. It's a system that is evolving, 
and wants response." 

Sexual harassment, according to 
Underwood, is based on power 
imbalance. Although an individual 
may appear to be making his/her 
own decision regarding a particular 
situation, it may be a choice they are 
coerced into making - either by a 
fellow stud ent,a professor, or, in the 
severe case of sexual assault, an 

The purpose of this system is to 
assist people in figuring out which 
course of action they really want to 
pursue; to help those with less power 
feel in control. 

"We don't want to make people 
feel guilty if they don't want to 
address their issue right away, or 
even if they don't feel like 
addressing it at all," Underwood 
says, "Butif they do wish todiscuss 
their issue, we want them to know 
there's an informal channel to help 
people decide what to do." 

There is one aspect of. sexual 
harassment, however, that cannot 
be dealt with informally: discipline 
in rape cases always follows the 
formal hearing procedure, or is 
dealt with administratively by the 

When questioned as to how 
Bowdoin compares to other 
institutions in terms of its level of 
awareness on sexual harassment 
issues, Underwood labelled the 
college "concerned in comparison 
to many aspects of the business 
world, but not necessarily as 
sensitive as we should be in regard s 
to the standards of the academic 
world. This is an academic 
institution. We are supposed to be 
intentional in our thinking about 
how our actions will affect other 
people. Therefore, we must hold 
ourselves to a higher standard of 
sensitivity than might be found in 
other organizations or enterprises." 

Knowledge and awareness are 
essential components of sensitivity. 
And with the education and 
information currently available to 
all members of the Bowdoin 
community, this higher lev«l of 
sensitivity could stand easily within 
reach if the community chooses to 
participate in the process. 


Community Note 

All students, faculty, and staff will be receiving in their mail next week a red brochure entitled: Sexual 
Harassmenb A shared Community concern The College is required by Federal statute to make its policy 
known to all members of the community. Each person is expected to read, understand, and uphold the spirit 
of the policy. Questions about the brochure's contents or about experiences relating to sexual harassment 
should be directed to Anne Underwood, Sexual Harassment Issues Coordinator, or to one of the other people 
listed in the brochure. 

The Johnson House, located across from campus on Maine Street, is currently vacant due to the president's 
decision to live on College Street. Because of this vacancy, two upper class students are needed to be house 
sitters there. The students will get a private bedroom and bathroom but should be on full board (or full board 
without breakfast) as limited cooking will be allowed. House sitters must also be willing to assist at some 
planned College events scheduled for evenings and weekends. More information and applications are 
available at Ana Brown's office on the third floor of Hawthorne-Longfellow. Applications are due to Ana 
Brown by 5pm on Thursday, October 11, 1990. 

Next Wednsday night at 8pm in Dagget Lounge, a small informational meeting will be held describing study 
away programs for next fall and spring. Any student interested in studying away should attend. The 
International Club will have tables set up there with descriptions from students who have already been away 
and want to share their experiences. 

The Bowdoin Orient 

October 5, 1990 

Brunswick mourns the loss of police officer 

Police officers from departments across the state gathered yesterday at Farley Field House for the funeral of one of their own. James D. Swint of teh Brunswick Police died Monday 
night from injuries he received in a car accident. Swint, who was on duty at the time, was thrown from his cruiser after the car door, to which the seatbelt was attached, was knocked 
open. Photo by Jim Sabo. 

Locals and Bowdoin students relationship observed 


Orient Contributor 

Townie. Immediately the label 
conjures up images of missing bikes, 
stolen car stereos, and long-haired, 
mindless punks. While there are 
occasional conflicts between 
Bowdoin students and Brunswick 
youth, the stereotype is in many 
ways false. 

According to the residents 
themselves, they can be classified as 
a group of local youths who often 

congregate on the mall (the open, 
grassy area on Maine Street, across 
from 7-11.) 

Not all of Brunswick's youth are 
townies; that's what makes being 
one so special. No previous prison 
record is required, no secret 
initiation involving the sacrifice of 
an unaware Bowdoin student is 
necessary. They are merely a group 
of Brunswick locals who just like to 
hang out with their friends. 

Many of the tensions that exist 
between Bowdoin students and 

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these local adversaries are based 
upon erroneous perceptions and 
mis-guided attitudes. Many 
residents feel they are looked down 
upon because they are different. 

1 feel insulted," commented one 
representative of the Brunswick 
population. They (Bowdoin 
students) think we have no 
ambition, and I resent that." Another 
disgruntled local added, 'They see 
I have long hair and they condemn 
me for it. They don't know me." 
Furthermore, a majority of townies 
complain that some of Bowdoin's 
students are, "stuck-up and 

Despite such feelings, the locals 
expressed a sincere desire to 
overcome the hostilities present 
between students and locals. "I think 

Bowdoin is excellent," 

complimented one youth. "I wish 
we could get along, work as a 
community, work as a team-not 
against each other," suggested 
another concerned individual. 

It is true that students' attitudes 
towards Brunswick locals are not 
entirely unfounded. Bowdoin 
Security reports that there have, 
indeed, been recent harassment 
cases of Bowdoin students by 
Brunswick youth. 


Likewise there have been 
complaints by townies of violence 
initiated by Bowdoin students. 
These include an accusation by an 
individual who claims to have been 
assaulted by a band of six Bowdoin 
students. Said one youth, "There is 
ignorance everywhere you go. But 

that's not everybody. . . only a small 

In lieu of the present ban on 
campus-wides, it seems likely that 
more students will be making use of 
Brunswick's limited entertainment 
facilities. Thus, there is a definite 
need on the part of students to be 
aware of the feelings' of the local 
population. Michael Pander, 
Director of Security at Bowdoin, 
feels that, "While there is potential 
for strained relations, it doesn't have 
to cause problems...the animosity 
can be prevented by students 
presenting themselves as real 
people-not promoting the 
stereotype." Observed one less 
optimistic local youth, "If attitudes 
don't change, there will be more 

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October 5, 1990 ? 

The Bowdoin Orient 


New York artist lectures at Bowdoin 


Orient Arts Editor 

The last lecture she gave, people 

But last Thursday night in Kresge 
Auditorium when Howardena 
Pindell, a well-known 

contemporary artist spoke, the 
crowd was far from riotous. In fact, 
the audience was very receptive. 

Pindell, a New York artist and 
professor, vividly explained the 
reasoning behind her work. She 
claims that her artistic source is her 
life experience. 

Born in Philadelphia in 1943, 
Howardena Pindell grew up with a 
strong inclination toward drawing 
and painting. In fact, the first work 
that she presented to the audience 
was painted when she was sixteen 
years old. Pindell graduated from 
Boston University with a BFA and 
then pursued her art in graduate 
school at Yale. 

Pindell suggested that both her 
elite education and her work 
experience at the Metropolitan 
Museum of Art have strongly 
influenced the direction of her art 

Most of her paintings concern 

autobiographical themes 

intertwined with political issues. 
Pindell' s early works, described as 
"neuter" and "impersonal," dealt 
with television images and paper 
which was cut, sewn back together, 
and then painted. 

In 1979 Pindell was in a bad 
automobile accident, which 
traumatized her psychologically as 
well as physically. She lost part of 
her memory and also suffered hip, 
neck, and head injuries. 
"Confronting death does things to 
you and so you put yourself on the 
line." As a result of the accident, 
Pindell's work changed 
dramatically. She pointed out that 
the colors in her paintings became 
significantly brighter from the 
neutral tones she had previously 
been using. In the post-accident 
works Pindell also included 
children's toys and other festive 
objects. Perhaps these works 
suggest that in a way Pindell was 
using her art as a means of 
celebrating life. 

Another method of recovery for 
Pindell was to use postcards that 
she had collected to jolt her memory. 
She cut the postcards in sections 
and then applied them to the canvas 

with the image painted in between. 
This practice was further influenced 
by her Far East experience. In 1981 
Pindell moved to Tokyo for a year 
and then lived in India for a brief 
period. Pindell claims that Kabuki 
Theater and the bright colors 
involved impressed her greatly. 

Upon her return to the States, 
Pindell embarked on a series 
entitled "Autobiography." In these 
works the artist includes her 
traumas of childhood abuse and 
her automobile accident. Her 
"Autobiography: Water/ 

Ancestors/Middle Passage/ 
Family Ghosts" (1988) makes 
distinct references to her ancestral 
heritage and current personal 
issues. Pindell began to moveaway 
from her early non-objective pieces 
in preference for distinguishable 
shapes and figures. In many of these 
autobiographical pieces Pindell 
symbolically includes images of 
eyes, faces, and whole body figures. 
In fact, Pindell indicated that one 
of her works even purposely 
incorporates her own blood. 
Similarly, words and written 
phrases are an important aspect of 
these collages, addressing 
problems of racism and gender 


Pindell does not only work in the 
medium of painting, but has also 
produced a video, 'Tree, White and 
21" (1980), now showing in the 
Boston Museum of Fine Arts. This 
video has been very controversial, 
in that it openly reveals her racist 
experiences as a black female artist. 
Pindell has also recently completed 
a lengthy article addressing issues 
of racism and censorship, published 
in the October issue of the New Art 


Pindell is an artist who offers 
much inspiration, for she has 
utilized her art in such a way as to 
conquer her own inner problems 
and to make a commentary on 
society at large. Pindell ended her 
lecture with some advice: "When 
we make choices we are being 
influenced by propaganda. We 
must continue to be conscious of 
realities so that we are not 
victimized and manipulated." 

Take a fall nature walk 

The Maine Audubon Society 
invites you to turn a fall stroll 
through the woods into a 
fascinating learning experience. 
From September 25 through 
November 16, the Maine Audubon 
Society will be running a program 
at Mast Landing Sanctuary, 
Freeport, entitled SecretsoftheForest. 

Trained naturalist guides will 
introduce school groups and others 
to forest and wildlife ecology 
during the 1 and 1/2 hour walks 
which are offered Tuesday through 
Friday at the sanctuary. Each walk 
features hands-on exploration of 
topics such as plant and animal 
adaptations, forest succession. 

animal signs, migration, and bird 
study. Introductory materials are 
made available prior to the walks. 
Advance reservations for Secrets 
of the Forest walks are required. For 
more information, contact Carol 
LeMere, Maine Audubon Society, 
118 U.S. Rt. 1, Falmouth, Maine 
04105. Telephone 781-2330. 

Howardena Pindell speaks in Kresge Auditorium. Photo by Jim Sabo 

Chocolate Church 
Film Series 

.The Center for the Arts at 
the Chocolate Church is 
offering a classic films 
series. Films arescheduled 
to be shown every other 
Thursday from 7:30 to 9-.30 
p.m. beginning in October 
and running through 
November 29. There is no 
chargeforadmission to the 
series. The Chocolate 
Church is located at 804 
Washington Street, Bath, 
Maine. For more 

information caU 442-8455. 
Films included in the series 



October 18: 
Philadelphia Story 
(1940, B&VW112 minutes) 
Witty comedy starring 
Katherine Hepburn, Cary 
Grant and James Stewart. 

November 1: An American 
In Paris 

(1951, color, 113 minutes) 
Winner of seven Academy 
Awards, including best 
picture. It stars Gene Kelly 
and Leslie Caron. 

November 15: Gone With 

The Wind 

(1939, color, 222 minutes) 

Civil War epic starring 

Vivien Leigh and Clark 

Gable. Winner of ten 


November 29: The 
Magnificent Seven 
(1960, color, 126 minutes) 
Yul Brynner heads the cast 
of future stars.. .Steve 
McQueen, Charles 

Bronson, Robert Vaughn, 
and James Coburn. 

Visit the two historic houses 
of Brunswick, Maine 


Orient Arts Editor 

The town of Brunswick is very 
fortunate to have two historic houses 
so well preserved as museums: The 
Skolfield-Whittier House and the 
Joshua Chamberlain House. In fact, 
the Skolfield-Whittier is unique as a 
completely unrestored house with 
all of its original furnishings. 
Although the Chamberlain House 
has been occupied by many different 
people aside from Joshua, both 
museums represent a continuum of 
many time periods. 

The construction of the Skolfield- 
Whittier House was originally 
funded by Captain George Sko lfield 
in 1 857. This seaman built the double 
house for his two sons Alfred and 
Samuel. The northern half of the 
structure, owned by Samuel has 
changed hands several times, and is 
now used by the Historical Society 
for exhibition galleries and offices. 
The southern part of the house, 
however, has been occupied by 
Alfred and his descendants, the 
Whittier family. 

Each side of the house contains 
sixteen rooms, which were 
originally identical. In the 1880' s, 
however, the Skolfield's oversaw 
much renovation to their side of the 
house, thus making it distinct from 
its twin. 

After the house was originally 
constructed, Alfred and his family: 
wife, Martha and children, Eugenie 
and Marie, moved to England for 
eighteen years. It was upon their 
return that they decided to update 
the house to the latest fashions. The 
house still contains the 
paraphernalia from before the 

When Eugenie married Dr. Frank 
Whittier, her family became the 
central occupants of the house on 
Park Row. Frank was a student at 
Bowdoin, graduated, and then 
taught at the medical school there. 
He eventually became a very 
prestigious doctor in the state of 
Maine, especially in the field of 
forensics. Frank and his wife, 
Eugenie had three daughters, Isabel, 
Alice, and Charlotte (who died at 
the age of nine). The two older 

daughters, however, both 
graduated from Bryn Ma wr College 
and had successful careers of their 
own, respectively in education and 
medicine. In fact, Alice was the first 
female pediatrician to practice in 
the state of Maine. 

After Frank's death in 1924, 
Eugenie and her two daughters 
moved to Portland, only staying in 
the house for weekends and 
vacations. Eugenie and Isabel have 
since passed away, but Alice still 
lives in Portland and comes 
frequently to Brunswick to visit her 
old homestead. In 1982, Alice 
Whittier generously donated the 
house to the Pejepscot Historical 
Society, for its protection and use 
as a museum. 

The Joshua Chamberlain House, 
on the other hand, has had a very 
different history from the Skolfield- 
Whittier House. The house itself 
has had major renovations, so that 
it is not at all recognizable from the 
original. When Henry Wadsworth 
Longfellow and his bride resided 
in the house it was located on Potter 
(Continued on page 8) 


October 5, 1990 

The Bowdoin Orient 

Historic Houses 



The Chamberlain House as it was on Potter Street 


( Continued from page 7) 

Street. The house was moved to its 
present lot at 226 Maine Street in 
1867, when General Chamberlain 
became the owner. It was again 
changed in 1871 when the first 
floor was raised and a new first 
floor was added . As it exists today, 
the house is a unique combination 
of Italianate and late Gothic styles. 
Chamberlain, like Frank 
Whittier, was both a graduate and 
a professor at Bowdoin. During 
the Civil War he enlisted as 
Lieutenant Colonel and was 
eventually made Major General. 
Chamberlain distinguished 
himself in American History at the 
Battle of Gettysburg and then was 
chosen by General U. S. Grant to 
accept the surrender of the South 

at Appomattox. 

When Chamberlain returned to 
Maine, he served four one-year 
terms as President of Bowdoin. In 
this position he tried to make many 
changes. For example, he tried to 
start a mandatory ROTC type 
program, requiring the students to 
have uniforms, march in drills, and 
leam military tactics. 

As a result of this unsuccessful 
experiment, many students 
rebelled against Chamberlain in 
what is now known as "The Drill 

After Chamberlain left the house 
on Maine Street it was converted 
into a warren of apartments. 
Therefore, unlike the Skolfield 
Whittier House, not all of the 
original furnishings still exist in 
the house. As of 1983, the Pejepscot 

Historical Society began a 
meticulous restoration of the house 
to make it resemble as closely as 
possible its appearance at the time 
of Chamberlain's residence. As a 
museum, the Chamberlain House 
contains much Civil War 
paraphernalia as well as some of 
Chamberlain's own personal items. 
For anyone who is interested in 
documentsand artifactsconcerning 
the town of Brunswick, the 
Archives in the Curtis Memorial 
Library houses a lot of local 
information. Please contact the 
Pejepscot Historical Society to learn 
more about the Archives and their 
various museums. Tours of both 
the Skolfield-Whittier House and 
the Chamberlain House will be 
conducted by appointment 
through the end of October. 

Alvord's illustrations exhibited 

"'IHH.l'S (.HUW&WCK Mf 

The Chamberlain House as it stands today on Maine Street 

The Center for the Arts at the 
Chocolate Church will host an 
exhibition of illustrations by artist, 
Douglas Alvord, for Sarah Orn 
Jewett's classic New England short 
story A White Heron . The exhibit 
will open Friday, October 5 and 
run through Sunday October 28. 

First published in 1886, Jewett's 
story, A WhiteHeron isdeceptively 
simple. Set in the deep woods of 
rural Maine during the late 1800' s, 
Sylvia, a girl from the tenements of 
an industrial city, has come to live 
with her grandmother. She is a 
quiet child who is better acquainted 
with the birds and the animals of 
the woods than with people. 

One summer afternoon, Sylvia's 
peaceful world is turned upside 
down by the appearance of a young 
man, an amateur ornithologist who 
is hunting birds for specimens. 

Asked by Sylvia's grandmother to 
spend a day or two with them, the 
young man soon realizes that 
Sylvia could guide him to the nest 
of the rare white heron which he 
has been seeking. 
1 Indeed, Sylvia knows that by 
climbing the tallest pine tree in the 
area the heron's nest can be found, 
but she is torn between wanting to 
please her new friend and 
protecting the elusive bird. 

Willa Cather, in her famous 
introduction to Jewett's work, 
wrote that the stories of Sarah Orn 
Jewett " by an eager student 
fifty years from now, will give him 
the characteristic flavor, the spirit, 
the cadence, of an American writer 
of the first order — and of a New 
England which will then be a thing 
of the past." 

Notwithstanding Cather's 

praise, this edition also features 
fourteen delicate, yet powerful 
illustrations by Douglas Alvord. 
Inspired by the late Jane Morrison's 
award-winning film of A White 
Heron as well as his own 
knowledge and experience of 
coastal Maine, Alvord's 
illustrations will engage both the 
young and the old readers with 
Jewett's masterful tale. 

Douglas Alvord has lived in 
coastal Maine for many years. His 
first book ON THE WATER— The 
Romance and Lore of America's Small 
Boats was published in 1988 by 
Yankee books. In addition to A 
White Heron , he is also illustrating 
Jewett's major work The Country of 
Pointed Firs, to be published by 
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Fortunato, McCarty, Christie trio to perform 

Acclaimed mezzo-soprano 
D'Anna Fortunato will be joined by 
violist Patricia McCarty and pianist 
and harpsichordist James David 
Christie, for a concert on Wednesday 
October 10, at 7:30 p.m., in Kresge 
Auditorium. The performance is 
free and open to the public. It will 
include works by Richardson, 
Johannes Brahms, Dietrich 
Buxtehude, George Gershwin, 
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and 
Ralph Vaughn Williams. 

Referred to as a "mezzo-soprano 
of profound musicality" by the 
Village Voice, D'Anna Fortunato 
gives a performance that displays 
versatility and superior 
musicianship. Her performance 
history is filled with both opera, 
recitals and symphony orchestra 
appearances. She has performed 
with the New York Philharmonic, 

as well as the symphonies of Boston, 
Detroit, Pittsburgh, Atlanta, 
Houston and Dallas. In addition, 
she has performed with several 
major opera companies, including a 
leading role with the New York City 
Opera for which she earned high 
critical praise. Fortunato also has an 
extensive recording history, 
including an album of songs by 
composer Amy Beach, which was 
voted "Best Record of the Year" by 
The New York Times, The Boston 
Globe and New York magazine. In 
December, Newport classics will be 
releasing a 3-CD all digital recording 
of Siroe , which features Fortunato 
as well as bass-baritone John 
Ostendorf and soprano Julianne 

Violist Patricia McCarty was a 
prizewinner in the Geneva 
International competition at age 

eighteen and has been performing 
ever since. She has performed 
throughout the U.S. and Europe, 
appearing as a soloist with the 
Houston Symphony, the Boston 
Pops and l'Orchesrre de la Suisse 
Romande, among others. She has 
also toured extensively as part of 
various chamber groups, including 
the Lenox Quartet and the Boston 
Symphony Chamber Players. 

James David Christie has won 
international acclaim as one of the 
finest American organists of his 
generation. In addition, to the organ, 
Christie is an accomplished pianist 
and harpsichordist. In 1979, he 
became the first American to win 
First Prize at the International Organ 
competition in Bruges, Belgium and 
has since performed with some of 
the world's finest orchestras. Also, 
Christie performs and records 





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The Man Who Would Be King 
USA, 1975, 129 min. Friday, 
October 5, Smith Auditorium, 
7:30 &10:00 p.m. As two 
engaging soldiers of fortune, 
Michael Caine and Sean 
Connery ply their less than 
respectable trade in 19th 
century India where they 
contrive and carry out a daring 
plan to become rulers in the 
isolated land of Kafiristan. 

Breaker Morant 
Australia, 1979, 107 min. 
Saturday, October 6, Smith 
Auditorium, 7:30 & 10:00 p.m. 
Breaker Morant is a brilliant, true 
story of war politics and 
humanity. England court- 
martialed three Australian 
soldiers for murdering Boer 
prisoners of war and denied that 
these soldiers were acting under 
British order. 

Fires on the Plain 
Japan, 1959, 108 min. 
Wednesday, October 10, Kresge 
Auditorium, 3:30 & 8:00 p.m. 
The film is bleak and desolate, 
the humor grisly. It is war 
shown at its lowest level — no 
nobility, no bravery, only a sad 
and terribly poignant futility. It 
shows a great and at the same 
time terrible visual beauty. In 
Japanese with subtitles. 

Photo of the week... 

photo by 
Anne Read 

regularly with several early 
instrument ensembles, including 
the Bach Ensemble. He is currently 
chairman of the organ and 
harpsichord department at the 
Boston Conservatory, organist of 
the Boston Symphony, and a 

professor or artist-in-residence at 
MIT, Holy Cross and Wellesley. 

This performance joins three 
great talents — Fortunato, McCarty, 
and Christie - in an evening which 
promises to provide beautiful and 
powerful music. 

D'Anna Fortunato will be joined by Patricia McCarty and James 
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The Bowdoin Orient 

October 5, 1990 1 1 


The Bowdoin Orient 


Undefeated in four games 

Field hockey on tear 

BY ANDY HENRICHON bvm™Hin«T*K *c C ;e,?£.c_;iU'_ a~(~„^ 


Orient Staff 

Putting their slow start behind 
them, the women's field hockey 
team is beginning to show exactly 
what they are madeof after winning 
their fourth consecutive game this 
past weekend. 

The team's streak began on 
September 18th with their win 
against UMF. A 3-2 win over Bates 
on the 25th marked the second 
victory of the season, and last 
weekend they defeated Wheaton 3- 
1, and Salem State 1-0 to bring their 
record up to 4-2-0. 

After a week of rest, the team was 
prepared for their home game 
against Bates. In order to overcome 
the strength of Bates' offense, the 
Bowdoin defense had to come 
together to protect the goal against 
the Bobcat attack. 

Coach LaPointe commended Sara 
Beard '92 for her successful play as 
center halfback, in helping to ward 
off the offensive onslaught. 

Coals were scored by Nancy 
Beverage'9l, Rebecca Smith '94, and 

by providing the assists for Smith's 
and Rehm's goals, as well as scoring 
her own goal unassisted. 

The weekend began on a positive 
note as the team came back to defeat 
Wheaton after lagging behind 1-0 
through the first half of Friday's 

Determined to win after a d if ficult 
start. Smith once again led off the 
scoring with an assist by Rehm. 

Following Smith's score, 
Beverage made the second goal for 
Bowdoin with an unassisted tally 
off a corner. 

Jenny Ford '93 scored her first 
goal of the season to pad the Bears' 
lead, with the assist coming from 
Beard. Ford's goal closed out the 
scoring and the game ended with a 
final score of 3-1 . , 

Though tired by the previous 
day's victory and the second day of 
hot humid weather, the team 
managed to extend their winning 
streak by shutting out Salem State 

The only goal of Saturday's game 
was of fa penalty stroke by Beverage. 
The team as a whole was not playing 
Kris Rehm '94. up to its full capacity, and could not 

Beverage proved indispensable take advantage of the weak Salem 


Goalie Lynn Warner '91 provided 
the major highlight of this tough 
game by tying Bowdoin's record of 
nine shut-outs in a career. 

Coach Sally LaPointe is excited 
about the skill and cooperation that 
the team has been displaying up to 
this point in their season. 

She is pleased with the joint effort 
exerted by first-year students Leslie 
Blickenstaff and Robin Hunnewell 
in holding up the left side of the 
defense, and the scoring 
dependability of Beverage, Smith 
and Rehm. Beverage has scored in 
the last four games which is unusual 
for a fullback. 

According to Beard, "The team is 
really young, yet there is a lot of 
talent, and we are starting to work 

LaPointe is thankful for the week 
of rest they have had following last 
Saturday's game. She feels that this 
time will allow her to change things 
around slightly in order to "perk up 
interest" for the tough games that 
lie ahead. 

The next contest is away 
tomorrow against Tufts, which has 
a current record of 2-2-1 . LaPointe is 

Right wing Kathy McKinney *92 makes a move in recent action 
against Trinity. Photo by Jim Sabo. 

anticipating another good game for On. Wednesday they will travel 
the squad this weekend, as they south again, this time to challenge 
attempt to lengthen their winning the undefeated University of 
streak. Southern Maine team. 

Women's soccer 
boosts record 


Orient Staff 

With the display they put on last 
week, the women's soccer team is 
proving to be a force in the league 
again this year. An impressive 5-1 
victory over USM was followed by 
a 3-2 victory at Wheaton and a tough 
1-0 loss to Division I Vermont. 

At Southern Maine on 
Wednesday, the Bears broke open a 
1-0 half-time lead with four second- 
half goals to win going away. 

Christine Neill '91 scored the only 
goal in the first half, on a pass from 
Didi Salmon '92 at 13:10. 

It was in the second half that 
Bowdoin began stepping up the 

Salmon put the game away early 
in the second half, scoring on a cross 
from Neill at 6:26 and on a pass 
from Sarah Russell '91 at 7:35. 

Bowdoin added two goals late in 
the game. 

First year student Katie Could '94 
scored her first collegiate goal on a 
pass from Jen Cain '93 with 10 
minutes left. 

After the Huskies scored, Alicia 
Collins '93 headed in a Gould comer 
kick on a textbook play. 

The 3-2 win at Wheaton was not 
as close as the score, with the Bears 
scoring all of their goals in the first 
half. Again* Salmon was the key 

Midway through the first half. 

The Bowdoin mMm team has been working hard in preparation for this weekend's True North III Regatta, her corner kick bounced off a 
hosted by the Bears. Boats from all over the Northeast will be competing this Saturday in what promises to Wheaton defender into the goal for 
be an exciting event down at Bethal Point Photo by Jim Sabo. 

a 1-0 lead. 

Shortly thereafter, Salmon took a 
pass from Julie Roy '93 and tapped 
it in. 

Just before halftime, K.C. Frary 
'92 scored her second goal of the 
season off a Salmon assist. Salmon 
now has five goals and three assists 
for the season. 

Wheaton scored with 20 minutes 
left, and again with 2 seconds left, 
but had no chance to tie the score. 

At UVM the Polar Bears met a 
truly superior team, but put on a 
great performance in falling. 

Vermont outshot Bowdoin by a 
whopping 38-0 margin, but 20 saves 
by Caroline Blair-Smith '93 and 
tough defense limited the 
Catamounts to just one goal. 

Coach John Cullen explained, 
"Our goal was to play great defense 
and reduce the game to a ten minute 
contest. The defense was 
outstanding, but we could not even 
rattle their backs." 

Blair-Smith's performance was 
"clearly the best of her college 
career," said Cullen. "She made 
several spectacular plays and did a 
good job clearing the area. She 
played very confidently." 

The Bears finished a difficult road 
trip, winning three and losing two, 
both to teams in higher divisions. 

Their record stood at 5-2 going 
into last Wednesday's game with 
archrival Colby. 

The team will visit Tufts 

12 October 5, 1990 

The Bowdoin Orient 

Former athletes turn to coaching 


Orient Staff 


Orient Asst. Sports Editor 

For many athletes, a logical step 
after four years of intercollegiate 
sports is the coaching ranks. Three 
former Bowdoin athletes have 
done hist this. 

Karen Crehore '90 has returned 
to Bowdoin to write her honors 
project in sociology and is the new 
assistant coach of women's soccer. 
Dave Otto '89 and Scott Schubiger 
'90 have come back to join the 
football assistant coaching staff. 
Otto returns to take the graduate 
assistant position, while Schubiger 
divides his time between assistant 
coaching and finishing up his last 
semester of course work. 

Crehore is enthusiastic about 
coaching; she says she is learning 
as much as the players are. 
Although she is one of Bowdoin's 
top ten career scorers, Crehore says 
she does not miss playing and 
would like to continue coaching. 

"I would like to continue 
working at the NCAA level for a 
few more years, then move to a 
younger level. It's in my nature to 
be a teacher," said Crehore, who 
also works in the special education 
department at Freeport Middle 

Herstartin coaching was almost 
by accident. At the end of last 
season, Coach John Cullen 
approached her and asked her 
plans for the coming year. Crehore 
replied kiddingly that she planned 
\ s tocoachthe soccer team, to which 

Dave Otto *89 

Cullen replied that those were his 
exact plans for her. 

"I was startled by his response, 
and as ! thought about it more, I 
decided to give it a try. After all. 
Coach Cullen was the main reason I 
came to Bowdoin. Our philosophies 
are identical," Crehore explained. 

Her advice to anyone interested 
in coaching is to "learn about your 
sport as a player. My greatest asset 
on the field was my knowledge of 
the game," said Crehore. 

She added that "the biggest 
barrier for a new coach is age. Since 
most of the players on this team 
played with me last year, it's hard to 
draw the line between coaching and 
friendship to accomplish the desired 

On the other hand, Otto and 
Schubiger haven't had any difficulty 
separating their playing days of the 
past from their present jobs. 

"At first I was a bit worried about 
commanding respect from theteam, 
as I'm still a student here," said 
Schubiger. "But it hasn't been a 
problem. I respect the players, and 
they respect meinreturn."Otto said 
that being a few years older than the 
other players, it wasn't difficult for 
him to gain the respect of the team, 

Karen Crehore "90 

as he hadn't ever played on the 
same team with most of them. Otto 
added that he and Schubiger are a 
very important part of the coaching 
staff, and the team is aware of it. 

In addition to their coaching 
duties, Otto and Schubiger play a 
large role in determining which 
players will get the starting spots on 
game day. This fact also helps the 
two in the respect department. 

Schubiger takes advantage of his 
experience at the defensive end spot 
to coach his old position, where he 
played for four years under Coach 
Howard Vandersea. Otto, who also 
played defensive end for the Polar 
Bears, coaches the receiving corps. 
The two combine to instruct the 
special teams. 

But the pair's responsibilities 
extend far beyond the gridiron. 
Besides their on-field coaching 
duties, they meet with the rest of the 
staff, review the previous games, 
and look forward to their next foes. 

Perhaps the most important 
aspect of Otto'sand Schubiger' s jobs 
is the advance scouting. Travelling 
to the opposing schools, the two sit 
in the press box at practice, gathering 
all the information they can on the 
opposition. The duo then delivers 

Scott Schubiger '90 

their findings to Vandersea. The 
stats are a vital part of determining 
the Bears' strategy for the next game 

Being the new coaches on the staff 
sure hasn't meant being relegated 
to desk work for the pair. "Coach 
really relies on .us a great deal, and 
respects our opinions," said Otto. 
Said Schubiger, "From our first day 
on the job, Vandersea has come to 
get advice from us." 

After taking their jobs. Otto and 
Schubiger quickly realized how 
much time the coaching required. 
When Vandersea approached the 
latter about the possibility of 
assistant coaching since his four 
years of playing eligibility were 
over, Schubiger jumped at the 
chance. "It's been a great experience 
so far, and really rewarding," he 
said, "but it's a big time 
commitment, much more than I'd 

Otto has always wanted to try 
coaching, so when the position 
opened up, he applied. "I thought 
Bowdoin would be a perfect place 
to get into coaching, since I was 
already familiar with the system," 
he said. 

Otto and Schubiger discovered 
how much more there was to learn 

about football than merely the 
defensive end position. A coach 
must have a picture of the entire 
field and knowledge of all the 
positions, and in developing this, 
the rookie coaches have gained a 
greater understanding of the 
intricacies of the game. They have 
also gained much respect for the 
man who heads the program. 
Coach Vandersea. 

"When you're a player, you're 
not on as much of a personal level 
with the coach," said Schubiger. 
"Now, I'm able to have more 
respect for Vandersea, and I see 
the things he does in a different 
light.The new coaches are very 
pleased with the way the team has 
looked in practice and in the season 
opener. "We each take some pride 
in the way our respective players 
are performing," said Otto. 

Working in the athletic 
department here has certainly been 
and will continue to be a learning 
experience for Otto and Schubiger. 
According to Otto, the two have 
been meeting new people around 
campus, whether it is in the 
coaches' office or in the course of 
one of their numerous 
organizational duties. "I really 
enjoy it, and I get to see the behind 
the scenes operations at Bowdoin 
that I missed as a student," he said . 

Otto and Schubiger are not sure 
about what the future holds for 
them, and for now are 
concentrating on the task at hand. 

In any case, all three former Polar 
Bears have been an integral part of 
their sports as players and now as 

Head of Connecticut next for Bowdoin crew 


Orient Staff 

Bowdoin crew had a strong 
showing in its second race of the 
season, the Head of the Textile 
Regatta on the Merrimack River in 
Lowell, MA. 

The race, hosted bythe University 
of Lowell, took place on Sunday, 
September 30, and participating 
crews included Boston University, 
Worcester Polytechnic Institute, 
Massachusetts Institute of 
Technology, Coast Guard Academy, 
University of Vermont, and Holy 

Bowdoin sent five boats to the 
race, and emerged well in the 
standings against some fierce 

The men's lightweight boat of 
Clark Eddy '91, Jake Carbine '93, 
Franklin Jones '93, Jamie Hale '94 
and cox Nick Jacobs '94 placed 6th 
out of 11, with only seconds 
separating the fourth, fifth, and sixth 
place boats. 

Carbine said, 'The race went well, 
but we need more water time before 
we race. Last week we were only on 
the water as a boat twice because of 
academic conflicts, and because we 
almost killed our coxswain." 

Competitive boats usually 
practice on the water four times a 
week; cox Jacobs was slightly injured 
on a mountain biking expedition 
with his crew a few days before the 

The men's heavyweight boat, Pete 
Macarthur '92, Phil Jurgeleit '92, 
John Peters '93, Da ve Moore-Nichols 
'91 and cox Medha Patel '93, also 
did well, placing 6th in a field of 14. 

Asked how he felt after rowing 
the three-mile course, Macarthur 
responded "Tired." Peters 
expanded on this, saying, "I think 
we rowed a strong race. I think we 

were all happy with what we'd 

The women's lights came in third 
in a field of six, crewed by {Catherine 
Sire '93, Jen Lovitt '94 and cox Emily 

Two women's open-class boats 
competed in the last race of the day, 
but the starts were staggered and as 
of this writing the final results of 
their race were unavailable. 

Competing in this race were 
Marina Heusch '91, Heather 
Brennan '91, Liz Rostermundt '93, 
Kathleen Do la n '94 and cox Lentz in 
the first boat, and Jenny Singer '93, 

Robin Fisher '94, Jen Blaxall '93, 
Stacey Sabo '93 and cox Dawn 
DeMeo '94 in the second. 

Both boats rowed well against 
such competitors as Boston 
University who, according to one 
member, "is headed for the 

Said Heusch, "Despite two huge 
crabs we really got the boat moving 
in the last 1000 meters," adding, 
"Next weekend should be a great 

This weekend crew sends five 
boats down to the Head of the 
Connecticut Regatta, held in 
Middletown, CT. 




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Volleyball Coach Lynn Ruddy 
contend s that intensity is the key 
to success. Over the course of 
the past two weeks, she has seen 
her volleyball squad drop four 
of five matches. 

After being swept by the 
highly-ranked team from 
Gorden College, Bowdoin 
managed but one win against 
tough competition at the Bates 
Round Robin last weekend. 

Suddenly, an impressive 6-4 
record has dipped to 7-9. When 
asked what her team must do to 
get back on the winning track. 
Ruddy's message was simple: 
"We need to dig in and get 

She emphasized that greater 
intensity of play when the game 
is on the line could turn the 
Bears' season around. 

Coming off a second place 
finish at the Polar Bear 
Invitational two weeks ago, 
Bowdoin looked to continue its 
strong play against Gorden 
College. However, Gorden 
proved to the Bears why they're 
ranked third in New England 
by posting a 15-3, 15-13, 15-13 

Although Bowdoin stayed 
close throughout Games 2 and 
3, they were unable to make the 
plays necessary to win. 

The Bears' inability to "stay 
tough and hang in there" in tight 
matches also haunted them at 
the Bates Round Robin. 

Bowdoin reached a fifth game 
in each of its losses to Wellesley, 
Tufts, and Williams. In the most 
frustrating of these defeats, the 
Bears won the first two games 
i(15-3, 15-8) against Wellesley 
before dropping the next three 
(10-15, 5-15, 12-15). 

In other matches, the Bears 
were crushed by the seemingly 
unbeatable team from Bates (3- 
15, 4-15, 6-15) but came from 
behind to beat the University of 
Maine-Farmington (12-15, 9-15, 
15-6, 15-7, 15-10). 

One highlight of an otherwise 
unsuccessful weekend of 
volleyball was the consistently 
stro ng play of senior Co-Captain 
Abby Jealous. 

Described by Coach Ruddy 
as "the backbone to the 
program," Jealous was named 
to an All-Tournament Team for 
the second consecutive 

The Bears will again be tested 
by talented competition when 
they host the Bowdoin Round 
Robin this weekend. i 

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r ootball succumbs to a tough Trinity squad 

nJwmw™ {1 ' 1) ^ ace Hamilton tomorrow afternoon at Whittier Field 


Orient Sports Editor 

The Bowdoin football squad 
experinced its first defeat this 
season, falling on the road to a very 
tough Trinity team 49-14. 

The Bantams pushed their record 
to 2-0 with an impressive 
performance by 

quarter with a touchdown drive that 
started on the Bowdoin 20-yard line. 
The drive was keyed by two 10- 
yard passes from quarterback Mike 
Kirch '90 to John Vegas '93. 

Mike Kahler '94 picked up 23 

yards during the drive, including 

the touchdown from 6 yards out. 

Kahler was named NESCAC 

their offense, Freshman-of-the-Week for his 

coupled with a stifling second half rushingand forhisblockof aTrinity 

field goal attempt in the third 


Trinity got out to an early lead 
and never really looked back, 
despite the Bowdoin attempts that 
nearly got the Bears back into the 

"We had trouble generating 
offense in the first period," said 
Head Coach Howard Vandersea, 
"You can't put yourself down 
against a good team." 

After the first quarter, the 
Bantams were up 1 4-0, but the Bears 
would not allow the home team too 
much of a lead. 

Bowdoin began the second 

themselves and the Bowdoin squad . 

On Trinity's second possesion, 
beginning at their own 41 -yard line, 
it took only three plays, a 13 yard 
pass from Lane, a 30 yard reverse, 
and a 16 yard run, for them to score 
their fourth touchdown of the day. 

Despite the deficit, the Bears were 
not ready to conceed, as Jim LeClair 
'92 busted a 43 yard touchdown 
gallop with two and a half minutes 
left in the quarter. LeClair's score 
was his 18th career touchdown in 
18 games, and he led Bowdoin's 

ground attack with 68 yardsononly 
nine carries. 


Following the Kahler score and 
the extra point by Jim Carenzo '93, 
the Bears were only down by seven 
points with just over five minutes 
left in the half. 

Trinity was looking for a bigger Saturday's contest, raising his team 
halftime cushion, and behind the leading average to almost five and a 

Trying to play catch-up, the 
Bowdoin offense had difficulty 
getting off the ground in the second 
half, plauged by five interceptions. 

"When it's third and nine, the 
defense knows whaf scorning," said 
co-captain John Hartnett '91. 

Linebacker Mark Katz '91 led the 
Bowdoin defense with 12 solo 

"It was a good lesson," said 
Vandersea. "We have to be more 

The Bears will look to get back to 
their winning ways tomorrow as 
Hamilton visits Whittier Field, 

Thejuniorfullbackhadawopping bringing a similar 1-1 record into 
75 yard per carry average in last 

passing of quarterback James Lane, 
who was 5-6 for 56 yards during the 
drive, the home team increased the 
lead to 21-7. Lane ended up with 
272yardspassingon 19 completions. 
In the third quarter, the Bantams 
began to put somedistance between 

half yards per carry and becoming 
the fifth-lead ing rusher in the league. 
Any hopes that the visitors had of 
a comeback were put to rest as the 
Bantam's proceeded to score three 
touchdowns, the first coming only 
1:43 after LeClair's run. 

Runners finish second 

Orient Staff 

Over a Colby course that can only 
be described as torturous, the 
women's cross-country totaled 52 
points narrowly losing to Smith (49) 
while beating the Mules (56) and 
Bates (58). 

Gwen Young of Smith was the 
individual winner in an excellent 
time of 18:28 for the mountainous 
5k course. 

Ashley Wernher of Bowdoin led 
the Polar Bear contingent, placing 
fourth overall. The vastly improved 
sophomore ran near the front most 
of the race before settling into fourth 
place in the final mile. 

Coach Sloven ski was ecstatic with 
her performance. "Ashley Wernher 
is becoming an outstanding front- 
runner for our team. She is running 
relaxed and fast." 

In yet another great example of 
teamwork, Tricia Connell '93 and 
co-captain Margaret Heron '91 ran 
side by side to place eighth and 
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the contest. Bowdoin will contend 
with Hamilton's passing game, 
while trying to get the Polar Bear 
offense going. 

"Hamilton is good," said 
Hartnett, "but we have to be 
concerned with what we do." 

Coach Vandersea promised, 
"We'll be a lot better football team 
this week." 

encouraged pack running. Running 
together has brought out some great 
races for us this season." 

The axiom that a cross-country 
team is only as good or bad as its 
fifth runner proved true on Saturday 
as Anthea Schmid '94 and Hanley 
Denning '92 finished out the scoring 
in 13th and 18th. Only Smith had a 
faster fifth runner, and Schmid was 
the first fourth runner to finish. 

"We beat Bates and Colby because 
our number fourth and fifth runners 
came in ahead of the other fifth 
runners. Anthea and Hanley ran 
courageous races," said Slovenski. 

First year student Angela 
Merryman competed well to run 
sixth. She was followed closely by 
senior co-captain Jennifer Snow. 

Also racing well were co-captain 
Kim Dirlam and sophomore Zoe 

The Polar Bears travel to South 
Hadley, Massachusetts this 
weekend for the Mount Holyoke 
Invitational. With the addition of a 
few harriers who missed last week's 
meet, the Polar Bears are looking to 
place high. 


Soccer, A-league: 

Lodgers 4 Lodgers 4 

Team Karma 1 Love Tractor 2 

Soccer, C-leagu e: 

Delta Sig 1 Hyde Hall Havartis 1 

Asianites AD 


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Soccer, B-league: 

Burnett 5 Kappa Sig 2 

Psi-U 4 Nose-on-a-Stidk 2 

Burnett 3 Foster 6 

Ski Team 2 Psi-U 4 

Ultimate, B-league: 

Psi-U beat Foster 
N. Taylor beat Maine Squeeze 
N. Taylor beat Baxter 
Psi-U beat Maine Squeeze 
Psi-U beat N. Taylor 

Football, B-league: 
Maine Squeeze 21 
Foster 7 

Kappa Sig beat Jones's 

Volleyball, A-league: 

Zeta Psi 2 The Clinic beat Themselves Deke beat Themselves 

Deke 1 Zeta Psi beat The Clink 

Volleyball, B-league: 

Baxter 2 AD beat Foster 

Moore Better 1 

Compiled by Lance Conrad, Orient Staff 

Ultimate, A-league: 

D. Beal beat Lodgers 

Football, A-league: 
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Lodgers 7 Beta II 12 

Beta I 20 Mountain Men 20 
Lodgers 18 TD 12 

TD 26 Beta II 25 
Deke Lodgers 13 


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14 October 5, 1990 

The Bowdoin Orient 

Rugby takes two 


Orient Contributor 

The Bowdoin rugby club has 
defeated two league rivals in as 
many weeks and has once again 
established itself as the team to 
beat in Maine rugby. 

In the first official match of the 
season the Bears handily routed 
Maine Maritime Academy by a 
score of a lot to a little. 

This was followed by a victory 
this past Saturday over an 
extremely talented Bates team. 

Bowdoin wasted little time in 
taking it to Maritime, scoring early 
and often in the first half of play. 
Marx Bowens '92 scored a try just 
minutes into the game which left 
the Maritime ruggers stunned and 
on the defensive. 

The Bowdoin backfield played 
an exceptional game with standout 
performances by Pete Holtz '91 at 
fullback, Bowen at wing, and Justin 
Givot '93 at center. 

Bowen tallied three trys on the 

The Bears appeared to have 
purchased the Maritime scrum 
prior to the game because Bowdoin 
simply owned them on the field. 
The scrummies controlled both the 
set pieces and the transition game. 
Scrummie Paul Nadeau '92 
added a late try to end the Bowdoin 
scoring and send Maine Maritime 
back to Castine with a 33-3 loss. 

The match against Bates this past 
weekend was anything but a 
foregone conclusion. In recent 
years the Bowdoin-Bates matches 
have been close affairs with 

Bowdoin winning the majority, but 
never easily. Heading to Bates the 
B.R.F.C. knew that it was going to 
face one of its toughest challenges 
of the season. 

During the first half the Bates 
backfield played well, scoring a 
try midway through. Ted Mastin 
'91 scored on a rambling run into 
the tryzone. 

Even as the second half began, 
Bates was optimistic about a 
victory. That is when the Bears 
scrum began to win the ball on a 
regular basis, pressure was taken 
off the backfield and they rose to 
the occasion, scoring two trys and 
booting a penalty kick for points. 

Standout performances by 
Holtz, Brian Farnham '93, Mike 
Daust '92 and the entire Bowdoin 
pack held Bates scoreless in the 
second half. Holtz once again 
helped to bring an offensive spark 
to the team, Bowen had another 
try, Farnham almost 

singlehandedly managed to 
prevent the Bates try, breaking his 
hand in a diving tackle, and the 
Bears dominated the second half. 
The B side games were no less 
exciting than the A games. Not a 
single try has been scored on the 
Bowdoin killer B's this season. 

This weekend the B.R.F.C. plays 
a home match against the Colby 
team which is large, physical, and 
hasn't beaten Bowdoin in a long 
time. The Colby seniors have never 
beaten Bowdoin during their 
careers. The game begins at 11a.m. 
on the field behind Farley Field 

1-1 week for tennis team 


Orient Staff 

It was a week of extremes for the 
women's tennis team. 

The team faced Wheaton on 
Friday and Simmons on Saturday, 
and in both cases, the difference 
between matches won and matches 
lost was large. 

Going in to the Wheaton match, 
the Polar Bears looked better than 
their 2-2 record . The veteran players 
on the squad were coming into their 
form. Tracy Boulter and Alison 
Burke, two first year students/had 
been impressive in the first parts of 
the season. The team's two losses to 
Middlebury and Colby were close 
ones, and both were in large part 
due to early season inexperience. 

Bowdoin went to Wheaton on 
Friday with optimism, looking to 
better last year's close 5-4 loss. 

Wheaton, however, extended no 
such kindness to their guests. They 
trounced the Polar Bears 7-1. 

Tracy Boulter '94 and Katie 
Gradek '91 were handed their first 
singles losses of the season. 

Alison Burke '94 had the lone win 
for Bowdoin, as she continues her 
outstanding play for Coach Ros 

Co-captain Heidi Wallenfels '91 
lost her match 6-3, 6-4. Although 
one of the best players in New 
England, this mid-season loss is no 

She feels that the level of play 
among the top seeds in the small 
New England college teams is quite 
high. Each team is "tough at the 
top," and no matches can be looked 

Nicole Gastonguay *92 and the women'slennis team will face a 
visiting Vermont squad this afternoon. Photo Chris S trassel. 
upon lightly. 

The next day, against Simmons, 
Bowdoin shared a little of the wealth 
they had gained against Wheaton. 
The team overpowered Simmons, 
9-1. Burke, Gradek, Gastonguay, 
Boulter, Alison Vargas '93, and 
Kathryn Loebs '91 all had singles 
victories. Heidi Wallenfels '91/ 
Gradek, Burke/Loebs,and Vargas/ 
Marti Champion '93 won in doubles. 

The team ended the weekend with 
a 3-3 record, with three regular 
season matches left. 

The Bears travelled to Colby last 
Wednesday, face Vermont at home 
on Friday, and then travel to Bates 
on Tuesday. The State Of Maine 
Tournament, in which Bowdoin 
placed third last year, will be held 
here on the Pickard Field courts on 
October 13 and 14. 


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Friday, Oct. 12 October 8-14 

Mountain Biking: Trail biking in the area. Meet at the Polar Bear at 2:30. 

Bradbury Mt State Park, Freeport Climbing Trip: Meet at the Polar Bear at 

Saturday, Oct 13 

Nature Walk with the *Rents: To Popham Beach. Meet at 1:00 p.m. 

Franconia Ridge, NH Hiking Trip: Spend the day hiking m Hie White 
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Sunday, Oct 14 

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Scoreless week for men's soccer 

Men's cross country 
second at Colby 


Orient Staff 


Orient Asst. Sports Editor 

The men's soccer squad traveled 
down the pike to take on 

undefeated powerhouse Babson 
last Saturday. The Beavers, who 
were ranked second in New 
England Division III and 12th in the 
nation on game day, came away 
with a 1-0 victory. 

The loss was the Bears' first of the 
season, and dropped their record to 
3-1 -1 . Bowdoin was ranked seventh 
in New England Division III going 
into the contest. 

Game day was hot and humid, 
and the play of the Bears' offense 
reflected the weather, as they 
managed just three shots on cage in 
the first 45 minutes. 

In contrast, the Beaver attack was 
strong in the first half, peppering 
Bowdoin keeper Andres DeLasa '91 
with six shots. The deciding play of 

the game came late in the first half. 

Beaver Nathan Taylor lofted a 
comer kick towards the far goalpost. 
A Bears' defender got a head on the 
ball and deflected it down into the 
goalmouth, where Babson co- 
captain Bob Pickett was able to 
control it and push it past DeLasa 
for the lone score of the day. 

The Bears began the second half 
with a vengeance. The passing in 
the mid field was more effective, a nd 
thedefenseheld the Babson forward 
line to just seven shots the rest of the 

The Bears' offense heated up in 
the second half, getting off thirteen 
shots, including several from close 

Bowdoin wasn't able to capitalize, 
however, and continued the scoring 
slump that has plagued them in the 
last two games. 

Despite the loss, there was one 
particularly bright spot in the 

Bowdoin play Saturday. Midfielder 
Rob Keane '92, came off the bench 
to have an outstanding game. 

"Rob played his best soccer ever 
at Bowdoin", said forward Lance 
Conrad '91. "He really helped us 
out a whole lot." 

The Bears will be on the road to 
face the Division I University of New 
Hampshire Wildcats. 

According to Conrad, "the UNH 
game will make or break our 
season", as it will be the difference 
between a mediocre record of 3-2-1, 
and a much more impressive 4-1-1 

Bowdoin will end the week's 
action with an away game against 
Tufts tomorrow. 

The men' s cross-country team ran 
an excellent race last Saturday in 
Waterville, their total of 35 points 
trailing only archrival Colby's 20. 
Left in the dust were USM and Maine 
Maritime, with 81 and 122 points, 

Polar Bear spirits remained high 
despite the narrow defeat, as it 
marks, according to fourth-year 
coach Peter Slovenski, "the closest 
we've ever come to beating Colby 
on their home course". 

The White Mules are a traditional 
power in New England Division III 
circles, and this year's edition 
proved to be no different, claiming 
four of the top five places, but the 
Bears were able to stay even with 
them for about half of the five-mile 
course before succumbing to a series 
of treacherously-placed hills. 

Particularly noteworthy was the 
performance of Sam Sharkey '93, 
whose time of 27:19, good for third 
place overall, was the second-fastest 
ever recorded by a Bowdoin runner 
on the course, only one second short 
of the mark set by All-American 
Tod Dillon '89 three years ago. 

Finishing closely behind Sharkey 
were point-scorers Lance Hickey '91 
(sixth overall in 27:47), Bill Callahan 
'92 (seventh, 27:56), Andrew Yim 
'93 (ninth, 28:09), and John 
Dougherty '91 (tenth, 28:26). 

Rob McDowell '91 turned in a 
good race in placing thirteenth 
overall, while Andy Kinley '93 
(fifteenth) and Kevin Thomson '93 
(sixteenth) also ran well. 

Slovenski was particularly 
impressed by the effort of his 

Lance Hickey '91. Photo by Chris 


veterans, noting that "our seniors 
ran very well for us. They have some 
bad memories of the Colby course, 
but this year they ran well on it." 

Now 2-3 after a tough early- 
season schedule, the team appears 
to be near top condition, and will 
soon begin more speed training, so 
as to, in Slovenski's words, "achieve 
a blend of strength and speed by 
season's end". 

Next up for the Bears is 
tomorrow's Codfish Bowl meet in 
Boston, with ten to fifteen teams 
competing, including defending 
champion Holy Cross, a Division I 

Slovenski believes the race' s main 
significance lies in providing 
"another chance for our runners to 
get some experience running in a 
large field on a hilly course", but a 
top-five finish is not out of the 
question, either. 



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Political realities are often ignored 

Believe it or not there is a world beyond 

Outside the campus limits, past Shop 
n' Save and Ben & Jerry's, there is a town, 
and after that a state and beyond that a 

Within this ivory tower of ours, we 
rarely become involved with the outside 
community. In the classroom we 
intellectualize solutions to universal 
problems, but often do not act upon our 
ideas. Even in our political activism, we 
confine our struggles largely to the 
boundaries of the campus. 

Some of that isolation is 
understandable, considering the 
formidable struggles presently occurring 
on campus and the amount of work — 
school and otherwise — we all have to do. 
However, to view college solely as a 
place for academic preparation, is to 
accept a narrow and dangerous attitude. 
Many students do not even know of 
the local and state campaigns underway 
in the surrounding communities. Or that 
Bowdoin senior Ron Banks is running 
against Brunswick resident Sophia 
Pfeiffer for a spot in the state House of 

How many of us have even heard of 
Tom Andrews or David Emery, even 
though these two candidates for the first 
Congressional District House seat held a 
televised debate in Kresge Auditorium 
last night. 

The students in attendance could be 
counted on two hands. 

True, many students aren't registered 
to vote in Maine, others don't agree with 
our system of government, but all of us 

fall prey to the false perception that our 
community ends at Maine Street. 

Whether we agree with the system or 
not, it's decisions affect our lives. 

We forget that national senators and 
representatives decide upon important 
bills on a daily basis. 

In the opinion section of today's issue, 
Matt Hornbeck '89 and the Children's 
Defense Fund urge students to write to 
Senator George Mitchell in support of a 
$2 billion national child care bill. 

And yesterday Amnesty International 
started a letter writing campaign to the 
other Bowdoin alumnus/Maine senator, 
William Cohen, to influence his vote on 
a proposed bill to cut this country's 
economic aid to El Salvador in half. 

But many of us forget the power one 
letter can have on a Senator's position. 
We get too busy and we decide to let 
someone else shape the laws of this 

Both the letter requests and the 
upcoming local and state elections, are 
important stages of our country's 
governmental process. It is now, in the 
early days of a bill or in the midst of an 
election campaign that we can be heard. 

To affect our immediate lives, we have 
to understand that we are influenced by 
factors and decisions made outside our 
immediate Bowdoin environment and 
therefore we must take part in the issues 
of the town, state, country and world 
communities, whether we do so within 
or outside of the electoral system. 

If we don't believe in the process, we 
need to shout against it, but to be silent is 
to accept its control. 

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Closed-mindedness robs 
students of opportunities 

By Rich Littlehale 

I'm going to open this piece with 
a dirty word: conservative. I am 
one, you know — a conservative. 
Oh, and, God help me, a registered 
Republican to boot. I'm willing to 
admit it, right here, in the Orient, 
for everyone to read. 

Conservativism has come under 
so much fire recently, in this 
publication and, ahem, others, that 
it has become standard practice to 
lump all of us together as stubborn 
antiquarians who are just too 
damn wrong about everything to 
pay any attention to. I'm sick and 
tired of being shut out of 
conversations as soon as I let it slip 
that I voted for Bush. 

So, thoseof you whodon't think 
conservatives have anything 
worthwhile to say, who think 
we're tooclosed-minded to be paid 
might as well stop reading now. I 
hope that the rest of you, 
conservatives and liberals alike 
(You'll have to forgive me for using 
such general terms, but I'm pretty 
sure everybody knows who I 
mean.), will continue to read, 
because I do believe that what I 
have to say is both fair and worth 

I know that my political and 
social opinions are not unique 
among Bowdoin students; in fact, 
I'm pretty sure that there are more 
conservatives here than liberals. 
It's just that the conservatives, with 
a few exceptions, generally aren't 
as vocal as the liberals. 

The Coalition for Concerned 
Students has asserted that 
Bowdoin needs more diversity all 
around, and they may well be 
right. Compared to my high 
school, however, this place is a 
veritable Mecca of varied ethnic, 
racial, and socioeconomic 
backgrounds. Coming out of that 
place, my idea of diversity was 
people from Massachusetts rather 
than New York or Connecticut. I 
was a little stubborn, sure, and 
really conservative, but at least I 
was willing to listen. And there 
were plenty of people ready to let 
me have it, conversationally 

Sure, I spent a fair piece of my 
first months here arguing, but I 
learned and grew in ways I hadn't 
even heard of at prep school. 
(Yeah, I went to a prep school. 
Seen "Dead Poet'< Society"? It was 

like that, only co-ed.) 

Point being, that if I had shut 
those people out, people who 
looked at things in a 
fundamentally different way 
than I did, I would have denied 
myself a great opportunity to 
learn. And if they had shut me 
out, they would have been 
ignoring the same opportunity. 
Everyone has something to offer, 
even we strait-laced prep school 

A couple of times, though, 
people would hear my 
background or affiliation and 
treat me like I had some 
debilitating mental illness, or 
ignoremecompletely, rather than 
giving me the benefit of the doubt 
and assuming that I might have 
spent as much time thinking 
about my opinions as they had 
theirs: "If you don't agree with 
me, then you must just be too 
dumb to see that I'm right." 

That kind of ignorant, 
condescending hypocrisy 
infuriates me to no end. And as 
the hot issues on campus become 
more and more controversial and 
personal, that kind of dismissal 
has become more frequent. 
People are pigeonholing each 
other at a prodigous rate. "Oh, 
you'rea Republican, I'm not even 
going to talk about this with 
you.", or "You're an activist? 
God, I don't want to hear it; go 

Dammit, you're cheating 
yourselves, cheating all of us, 
when you act that way. We don't 
have enough diversity? Well, 
why ignore the diversity of 
opinions that we have already? 
It's really a tremendous waste of 
time and money for anyone at 
Bowdoin to curl up in a little ball 
and repeat "I'm right, I'm right, 
I'm right" over and over, ignoring 
i anyone who doesn't curl up next 
to them and start in with "You 
sure are, you sure are, you sure 

Everyone at Bowdoin has got a 
lot on their minds these days, 
sure, and a lot of it is pretty 
emotional stuff. That is no excuse 
for elitism of ideals, however. If 
you're right, then you ought to 
be able to defend your position 
against someone who looks at it 
differently without slamming a 
door in their face or writing 
unanswerable personal attacks. 
Show a little class, a little open- 
minded ness, and maybe we'll all 
learn a thing or two. 

Orient Letter Policy 

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the Editor. Letters of 350 words or less will 
be considered for publication first. All letters, 
regardless of length, must be signed and 
received by the Tuesday before an issue's 
publication. Please include an address and 
telephone number for verification. 

The Bowdoin Orient 

October 5, 1990 17 

The Bowdoin Orient 


First Amendment 

By Khurram Dastgir- 

Any person who witnessed 
history being made in East and West 
Germany in the past year would 
have been affected by the climactic 
unification of that nation on the 
stroke of midnight on Oct. 3, 1990. 
Any person, including theGermans, 

could also not 

have predicted in ^™^^™«^" 
October 1989 this 

writer is yet to see any news story 
or report that did not evoke, clearly 
or ambiguously, the unpleasant 
aspects of the recent history of 

Instead of greeting this new 
change with all our heart, we are 
drowning it in a sea of guilt and 
doubt of the Germans. Why can we 
not forgive 78 million Germans, 
human-beings like us, the crimes 
they never committed? 

The world has very rightly kept 
the spectre of the holocaust alive in 
history to assure that it is not 
repeated in any form in the future. 
But history is also the propaganda 
of the victors. The United States has 
been accepted as world leader 
despite being responsible for the 
only nuclear bombings on civilian 
population in the history of the 
humankind. Despite the 
punishment and subsequent 
dismemberment from the German 
society, we have 

historical event • • • W€ have tlOt 
which occurred f orgiven fa 
amongst much J o — 

happiness and German people. 

much solemnity at . 

the same time. Even their hard- 

Being inside the • > 

timeframeofsuch W* material 
epoch-making p r0Sper ity naS 

events, we are r » ^ 

unable to judge become a liability. 

the true 

magnitude of the ^ ^^ 

changes that have 

occurred in Eastern Europe in the 
past year and a half. Whether it was 
unification or reunification, as some 
commentators are arguing, it 
nonetheless represents the healing 
of the biggest scar on the face of 
Europe. The unification of the 
Germanys is the true conclusion of 
the second world war. The victors 
of that bloody war are finally going 
to leave the German soil that they 
had occupied ever since. The 
tortuous cold war has drawn to a 
much-prolonged conclusion. West 
Germany, long thought of as the 
most likely theater of WW1II, is no 
longer under threat. The world is a 
more peaceful, less hazardous place 
It is, therefore, quite surprising 
that celebrations were limited to the 
one-mile strip of Unter der Linden 
across the Brandenburg Gate. The 
leaders of the former Allied powers 
delivered bland platitudes. The 
press was even moreominous; news 
reports were filled with phrases like 
'shiver of ambivalence' as the Boston 
Globe chose to call the attitude of the 
Germans towards unification. This 

not forgiven the 
German people. 
Even their hard- 
won material 
prosperity has 
become a liability. 
The attitude of 
the West, press 
and people alike, 
towards the 
German people 
smacks of a 
stereotyping and 
dehumanizing of 
^^ human beings 

born within 

geographic boundaries of a country 
called Germany. 

West Germany has been a pillar 
of the Western democratic tradition 
since WWII. Some would argue that 
it happened because of Allied 
presence on the soil. This writer 
takes voluble exception to that. 
While the stabilizing effect of allied 
presence immediately after the war 
cannot be discounted, I do believe 
that the German people genuinely 
wanted to commence a new era in 
their checkered history; the change 
is visible in the way they have 
achieved their unification not by 
war but by wholly democratic 

Atthistimeof tumultuous change 
throughout the world, the 
unification of Germany should be 
seen as a lucky omen for Europe 
and the world. Germany needs all 
our hopes and good wishes for 
development of an unimpeachable 
democratic structure of its society. 
Our forgiveness and acceptance is 
the only guarantee of that 

Research works. 



This week's topic: 
The Two-Party System 

By Bill Hutfllz and 
John Nicholson 

Bill: The two-party system in 
American politics is passe. Yet, 
this quality is far from being 
neutral; instead, the political 
party structure has lost its ability 
to effectively deal with the 
issues which are critical to this 
nation today. Bipolar stances in 
Congress and on Capitol Hill 
predominate, making the 
system which runs our country 
irresponsible and effete. In 
short, the American political 
system needs a revitalization 
which can only come with a 
breakdown of the current two- 
party hegemony and an 
infusion of fresh ideas and 
angles. Whew. 

John: I think you mean pew. 
Bill. I too am appalled with the 
avalanche of "Resolutions 
expressing the feeling of the 
Senate". I too am furious with 
theCongress' abdication of their 
constitutional responsibility. 
Nonetheless, I wonder if your 
revitalization will cause 
Congress to spring into life. No, 
the Republicans and Democrats 
seem passe because the 
electorate is passive. If you think 
confusion reigns in the corridors 
of Congress now, just wait until 
your beloved "third party" hits 
the Hill. 

BilL Confusion. Is that what 
you call multi-facetted debate, 
lively consideration of the 
issues, and actual patronage of 
an issue, as opposed to the 
current convention of filibuster, 
politicking and reversals (no 
new taxes?)? I'm sorry, but for 
my money that's the kind of 
confusion this country needs. If 
we've got such a clear 

perspective now, then why are the 
vital issues of yesterday always 
placed on the back burner? 

I distinctly remember (maybe it 
was a dream) an energy crisis in the 
1970s, during which various 
alternative energy sources to 
Middle Eastern oil were explored. 
This problem is all too familiar 
today, and this is but one example 
of the short-sightedness of the two- 
party system. 

Additional parties, if they can 
gain a foothold, can be the arbiters 
in favor of such issues, disallowing 
the politicians the luxury of 
ignoring them. I think a beloved 
"fifth party" is an admirable goal. 

John: Filibuster. Filibuster. The 
true filibustering going on in this 
country — with the exception of 
your weekly wallow — is the fact 
that only 20 percent of the voting 
public participate in primary 
elections, and far less than 50 
percent vote come the first week in 

Politicians respond to the public, 
and the public has come down for 
ambiguity. Why hasn't Congress 
learned the lesson of the two energy 
crises in the 1970s? It's because the 
American public hasn't heeded the 
call to conservation. Throughout 
the 1980s cars grew bigger and 
faster, as the auto company's 
responded the market demand for 
turbos and anything but a 

Bill: Somehow I missed the "call 
to conservation". I don't suppose 
James Watt had anything to do with 
it, did he? • 

The problem is partly as you say: 
thepoliticians are forced to respond 
to one big waffle; however, is it not 
within the range of the 
opportunities at politicians' 
disposal to help motivate this 

Don't get me wrong; I do not 
believe that elected officials should 
be at thebaseof the political system. 

That is the realm of the 
electorate. But this electorate 
has heard relatively the same 
message from the same players 
for a long time, and even to the 
extent that this is not true, these 
players have the same name. 
Thearrival of legitimate new 
political parties would at least 
liven things up and give people 
a reason to ask, "What's going 
on over there in Washington, 
in Augusta, or even nextdoor?" 
Provided something was going 
on to renew the system, I think 
the problem of political 
stagnation could be alleviated . 

John: Unfortunately, Bill, 
just creating a third, fourth, or 
fifth party will not force 
leadership upon the Congress 
and it will not excite the 
majority of Americans into 
political participation. 

Is your rationale for 
challenging the two-party 
hegemony simply that we've 
been hearing the same names 
for too long? Well, BUI, have 
you thought about changing 
your name? 

The fact is that Washington 
DC alone is home to over 2200 
interest groups and political 
action committees. In effect, 
these organizations are 
Lilliputian parties in their own 
right; each proclaim their 
cause, each guards their access, 
and each exerts its influence. 

These Lilliputians tie 
Congress down, pushing the 
concept of compromise to the 
limit, to the point where any 
bill reported from Congress is 
devoid of substance. 

The solution to the present 
predicament is not more 
"interest" legitimized by the 
name "party". The solution 
rests with the electorate, for 
they have the ultimate power 
to either keep the bums in or 
kick the bums out. 

American Heart 





Red Cross 


18 October 5, 1990 

The Bowdoin Orient 

Other Voices 


A look back to China 

Students need to "define and create" their lives 

By John Auerbach 

I am writing in response to two 
essays written for the Orient in the 
last two weeks by Jennifer Brookes 
and Joseph Hughes. As yet another 
senior returning from study 
abroad, I find my opinions about 
Bowdoin corresponding to a certain 
extent with both pieces. On one 
hand,it is very gratifying upon my 
return to see many positive 
developments on campus; the 
maturation of aware and vital 
organizations such as BGLAD and 
theBWA, a long-overdue drive for 
a more diverse faculty and student 
body, and a growing awareness 
among students concerning 
Bowdoin's (and our society's) 
problems with sexual harassment. 
All these developments to be sure 
are encouraging when facing what 
President Edwards describes as an 
uncertain future. However, 1 have 
at the same time felt an uncertainty 
about the direction I feel Bowdoin 
is now heading-an apprehension 
that is strong enough for me to 
write about here. 

Much of what disturbs me now 
stems from my experiences of last 
year, living with Chinese college 
students in Beijing, and I would 
like to give a brief description of 
their situation. 

During all of their waking hours 
Chinese college students are 
provided a peculiar type of 
security; at 7:00 a.m. they are 
awakened by loudspeakers blaring 
the "news" of the day. They attend 

/ have at the same 
time felt uncertainty 
about the direction 
in which Bowdoin 
is headed . . . 

classes which they may or may not 
be interested in, as they are assigned 
their majors according to their high 
school testing results. 

When in school, they are allowed 
little spare time away from their 
studies, except for carefully selected 
occasions in which they are made to 
participate. And, at 11 $0 p.m., the 
lights in the dormitories are shut off 
and the students monitored by an 
attendant at the door. Finally, the 
profession of the graduate is rarely 
if ever the choice of the individual. 

Not surprisingly, many students 
spend quite a lot of their time 
thinking of ways to get around this 
rigid system, and of course much of 
the time they fail in doing this. 
Frustration and despondency are 
prevalent feelings among Chinese 
students, and this is often directly 
reflected in their attitudes towards 
their intellectual pursuits. 

The apathy towards the future 
among China's students is one of 
the major elements of China's 
difficulties and it does not work to 
combat what Chinese call 
"backwardness". What lies at the 
root of this sad and frustrating 
condition is the paucity of choices 

made available to them in their 
intellectual and social 

development, and the feeling that 
their lives are not theirs to define 
and create. It is a central motivation 
surrounding the Chinese student 
movements of the 1980s, one that 
many have felt important enough 
to suffer and die for. 

It would be absurd to attempt 
too direct a parallel of Chinese 
students with American students 
in order to make a point. But what 
my coexistence this year with 
Chinese students has given me is a 
slightly keener sense than before 
for what tends to repress and foster 
intellectual and social development 
among students such as myself. 

This brings me to the weird 
divergence of direction I feel is 
occurring here at Bowdoin. The 
"apathy" of the student body is 
being sorely tested as the role of 
non-students in the definition of 
proper social and academic conduct 
is being examined . The debate over 
the social function of fraternities 
and the grading system are but two 
examples. Those who join the 
argument purely motivated by the 
question over alcohol in fraternities, 
or whether a HH is an A or not, are 
having a obscuring effect upon the 
central issue to be debated; that 
being the extent an institution can 
be allowed to dictate one's 
individual habits. 

Some alumni, administration, 
faculty members, and students 
seem keen to define "student life" 
to a much fuller extent than it has 
been in recent years, and bring to 
light the question between the 

relative effectiveness of policing 
versus educating to combat social 
problems. For example, the 
common argument that students 
will inevitably continue to drink as 
before is only partly true; they will 
continue to do so only until their 
personal attitudes and knowledge 
of the matter changes, and the only 
way to change theseis through fact- 
based education. 

We live in a society innundated 
with laws and regulations, but our 
crime rates continue to climb 
unabated. Whyisthis? Apparently, 
laws are not the whole answer on 
the national level, and there is no 
reason to believe it is different here 
on campus. My belief is that it is the 
responsibility of the College to 
explore more enlightened solutions 
for national problems, not to merely 
comply with national norms. 

If Bowdoin intends to continue 
being what it purports to be; an 
educational institution worthy of 
prestige and "proud of its 
independent spirit", then it must 
recognize that its responsibilities 
lie in enlightened educating, not in 
law enforcement or social 

Bowdoin Collegeas an institution 
intends to create the "educated 
individual", and these individuals 
are those who use their own 
knowledge and common sense to 
arrive at the decisions that shape 
their future, from— should I drink? 
to should I have sex? to the more 
mundane should I eat fried foods? 
Thus, the more options are lim ited, 
the more the education the student 
has so far attained is rendered 

absolutely useless and without 

The situation of China's students 
is an extreme example of this 
phenomenon, but it does not 
outweigh the fact that it is a growing 
trend here on campus that must be 
recognized and fought against 
adamantly by an united student 
body. Alcohol and drug abuse, 
sexual harassment, and sexual 
misinformation are very real 
problems to be dealt with, but they 
must not be shuffled off for campus 
security to attack, nor the blame 
accorded to just one institution . 

The solution lies in a much more 
difficult technique: the willingness 
of the individual to confront the 
truth, and to make the responsible 
decision. As Dean Jervis says, 
Bowdoin College is an educational 
institution, not a police force, and 
the administration is now 
recognizing the futility of being a 
law enforcement agency. 

Exposing problems such as 
alcohol abuse should create a more 
healthy, open atmosphere, not one 
relatively devoid of choice. To push 
for a more diverse student body 
while simultaneously limiting the 
student's capacity for choice is 
inconsistent, and creates only the 
potential forproblemsinthefuture. 
It is the responsibility of alumni, 
faculty, administration and 
students in coming weeks to insure 
that that does not occur. Get 
involved with the issues concerning 
our campus, but keep in mind what 
you are really working towards- a 
truly diverse and responsible 

Comprehensive child care legislation almost complete 

By Matt Horn beck 

Children*' Defense Fund 

First introduced in November 
1987, comprehensive child care 
legislation has been a top domestic 
issue on the Congressional agenda 
for the past three years. The Senate 
and the House of Representatives 
both have now passed similar child 
care bills (S3 and H.R. 3), and a 
child care confernence committee 
has worked to resolve some of the 
differences between the two. 
However, theconferencecommittee 
has yet to reach agreement on all the 
components of a final child care bill 
raising serious concerns about 
whether this vital family legislation 
will be completed within the very 
few working days remaining in the 
101st Congress. 

Meanwhile, the national child 
care crisis continues to grow more 
serious every day. Annual child care 
costs averaging $3,500 per child are 
overwhelming for most families 
struggling to make ends meet. 
Waiting lists for existing child care 
aid extend for years in many areas 
of the country. Not suprisingly, 
more and more parents have trouble 
finding safe child care they can 
afford and they are going to work 

worried about their children left 
homealoneor in unsafe, inadequate 

The pending child care legislation 
would address this crisis through 
(a) grants to states to help parents 
pay for care and to improve the 
quality and supply of child care 
services; and (b) improved tax 
credits for low-income working 
families with children. 

Child Care Grants: The Senate- 
House conference committee has 
reached a basic accord on the grant 
portion of the final comprehensive 
child care bill. This agreement 
would authorize $1.75 billion 
annually for grants to the states (plus 
an additional $1 00 million for a child 
care liability insurance pool and $25 
million for business incentive 
grants). States would use these 
fund s to help lower income working 
parents pay for child care among 
the full range of available services 
including child care provided by: 
relatives, churches, family day care 
homes, schools. Head Start 
programs and child care centers 
operated by for-profit and nonprofit 
organizations. Other steps would 
be taken by the states to improve 
the qua 1 ityof child care available to 
parents regardless of income. 

Provisions to Improve Child Care 
Quality: The conference agreement 
addresses parental concerns about 
the safety and quality of child care. 
Under its provisions, states, not the 
federal government, would develop 
basic health and safety protections 
for children in child care which 
include guaranteeing parents the 
right to visit their child's daycare 
setting at any time. Funds are also 
provided to the states to assist them 
in other quality improvement 
efforts including monitoring and 
enforcement, caregiver training and 
resource and referral efforts. 

Tax Provisions: The Senate-House 
conference committee has not yet 
reached an accord on the tax credit 
provisions of the bill. Both S5 and 
H.R. 3 supplement the child care 
grants with similar important 
improvements in federal tax credits 
for low income working families 
with children. The tax provisions 
provide much needed additional 
income for all types of low income 
working families with children. The 
conference committee continues 
efforts to resolve the final mix of tax 
credit assistance that will be 
provided to these working families. 
Congressional Scheduler. The 101st 
Congress officially is scheduled to 

adjourn on Oct. 5, 1990. This leaves 
precious few scheduled work days 
for Congress to attend to the needs 
of America's children and families. 
Twice before— in 1988 and 1989— 
Congress chose to go home for the 
year leaving nearly completed child 
care legislation lying on the table 
unfinished. If Congress once again 
chooses to go home and campaign 
for reelection before it completes 
work on thechild care bill and sends 
it to the President, over one million 
children will once again be denied 
child care assistance or tax credit 

The President: President Bush 
repeatedly has pledged his 
commitment to child care starting 
in his presidential campaign where 
he promised, "the state and federal 
government ought to provide 
additional resources..for a broader 
range of choice and higher quality 
child care" to his FY 1991 Budget 
where he restated his commitment 
and willingness to work with the 
Congress to pass legislation that 
helps low-income working families 
to meet their child care needs, 
consistent with the President's 

American families desperately need effective child care now. 
You can help pass the bill guarenteeing more quality child care 
for poor families. Call Senate Majority Leader George 
Mitchell, Bowdoin Class of 1954 in Washington, D.C. at (202)- 
224-5556 or in Portland at 874-0883 and say: 


For more information you can call Matt Hornbeck at the 
Children's Defense Fund in D.C. at (202)^28-8787 ext.275. 

The Bowdoin Orient 

October 5, 1990 19 

Kadmon and Mike seize the day 

By Adam Kadmon 

I guess I should start with last 
Saturday night when, at 2 a.m. I 
knocked on Mike's tent (he's living 
in a tent in the weeds behind Psi 
U.). "Hey Mike, you want to climb 
Whitney-Gilman Ridge 


So we headed out in the morning 
with a dozen Dunkin Donuts and 
two BIG ONES cups of coffee 
(which ended up, to our chagrin 
later on, being the only food or 
drink we had all day.) After fifteen 
minutes of driving in Mike's 1978 
Honda the size of a refrigerator, the 
smell of burning was significant 
enough for me to turn my head 
around to scan the car for small 
fires. When any trip, let alone a 
climbing trip (which is by nature 
prone to disaster) starts off with the 
words "Mike, your car's on fire," 
one is inclined to fear the worst. 

Pulling over, we aired the smoke 
out of the back seat, and determined 
that the cause of the fire must have 
been this chunk of metal on the 
muffler that was funnelling heat 
into the trunk and causing some 
tarry substance there to burn. So 
we pried the piece off with a 
screwdriver and threw it in the 
donut box. On the road once more, 
but this time for only ten minutes, 
because the clutch cable fell apart. 
Mike wheeled us into a NAPA auto 
parts in Portland, driving well sans 
clutch. A guy named Bob came out 
and literally touched the cable (o.k. 

he twisted it) and we were on the 
road once again after declaring Bob 
a bodhisatva with a simple 
ceremony and dance in the parking 

Canon mountain is without 
doubt the most spectacular rock 
formation in the east, and can well 
be compared with El Capitan in 
Yosemite in its type of rock and 
massiveness. It is about 45 minutes 
from North Conway, NH and 1 had 
never heard of it before but 
Whitney-Gilman Ridge, six vertical 
rope lengths of moderate climbing, 
is one of the classic climbs in the 
east and, for that matter. North 

When we arrived at the base of 
Canon mountain, the sunny sky 
had become overcast and it was 
quite cold. We prepared to go, 
wearing climbing pants, wind 
pants, jackets, raincoats, wool hats 
under helmets and wool climbing 
gloves. The approach hike was 
hideous, 45 minutes of bushwack 
and heinous talus slope. At the base 
finally, we asked ourselves once 
again if we should go (weather 
wise — once on the climb it would 
be tough to come down except by 
multiple rappels). We went, 
alternating leaders. I started. 

Six hours later, we were still 
climbing. We were freezing, and 
the climb, after the third pitch was 
more exposed than anything I have 
ever seen. (It makes Thin Air — a 
famous climb in North Conway 
know for how it hangs over space — 
look like a curb.) Around the edge 
of the arete we were climbing it 
dropped off for a thousand feet . We 



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were extremely freaked out and 
cold, but topped out after about sue 
and a half hours. I started coiling 
the rope but couldn't figure out 
how to make a backpack out of it 
(something I've done a thousand 
times). It took me ten minutes — 
minor hypothermia. The hike down 
was as evil as the approach, and we 
made it to the car about 8 p.m. 

At Conway we stopped at Pizza 
Hut and pounded food for an hour 
and then got outside and the car 
wouldn't start. What followed was 
a Groucho Marx type scene where 
I pushed the car up a small hill and 
then powered it downhill as fast as 
I could while Mike tried to pop the 
clutch. Weended up rolling it down 
Main St. into a parking lot next 
door which had a steeper hill. After 
an hour and a half of this insanity 
the car started, but Mike didn't 
want to stop for fear that the car 
would stall, so I had to dive into the 
passenger seat at 15 mph. I fell, but 
hung onto the door and finally got 

The car then proceeded to bum 
fuel as if it were permanently in 
choke, so in twenty minutes we 
had burned a quarter tank and were 
in the middle of nowhere almost 
out of gas. Fortunately we got to 
Gorham, Maine on empty and 
picked up some gas. 

We got home past midnight. 
Mike's car is now parked — front 
end out— in the Psi U. parking lot 
so that when the wrecker comes, it 
will be easy to tow. 

The real story told 

By Dave Potischman 

After being asked to explain 
Bowdoin's basic Creek system 
and Zeta Psi's in particular by a 
number of first-year students, I 
decided it might be helpful if they 
and others could read about it. 
When I dropped at Zeta Psi in my 
freshman year, I did so because it 
offered me the chance to be a part 
of a Creek organization which 
had a wealth of history and 
tradition behind it, and thechance 
to meet many people outside of 
my dorm in a very social setting. 
From what was conveyed to me 
by the "national" and "local" 
members of Zete during the few 
weeks before drop night, I 
assumed that the system worked; 
it had been instituted in the early 
Seventies, and apparently would 
continue operating successfully 
while I was there. Unfortunately, 
I soon found this not to be the 

For those who do not know, 
the "national" body of Zeta Psi is, 
in effect the Zete chapter at 
Bowdoin: only men are allowed 
to be initiated as members, to 
learn Zete's rituals (traditions), 
and to pay dues to an external 
corporate body composed of 

As I have been told and 
understand it, the "local" body 
was created in the early seventies 
when women were admitted to 
Bowdoin and sororities were 
prevented from establishing 
chapters here by the 
administration. To solve the lack 
of comparable organizations for 
women, the administration 
apparently directed the 
fraternities to admit women on 
one level or another. Most of the 
fraternities maintained their 
national ties and simply included 
the women in all of the non- 
secretive aspects of their 
organizations (meals, parties, 
intramurals, etc..) 

Clearly, this was a ridiculous 
and shortsighted solution akin to 
granting immigrants (in thesense 
of newly arrived people) second- 
class citizenship and expecting 
them not to want full and equal 
rights eventually. At several of 
the houses, however, it worked 
relatively well until the recent 
wave of anti-fraternity sentiment 
swept the Northeast, expediating 
the inevitable polarization of two 
groups: those who wanted to 
build upon the recently 
restructured social bodies of their 
respective organizations, and 
those who wanted to remain 
national members of their 
respective fraternities (to have 
(Continued on page 23) 

I started a nursery. 

I constructed a well. 

I surveyed a national park. 

I taught school. 

I coached track. 

I learned French. 


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The Bowdoin Orient 

Stereotypes lead to misinterpretation of feminist thought 

By Dana Matthew 

If you're like most of the people 
on campus, or most people in 
general, you aren't a feminist. In 
fact, feminists probably bug you. 
The very word evokes for you a set 
of images with which you don't 
want to associate yourself. Why? 

There are a number of reasons 
why people feel uncomfortable with 
feminists. The most obvious is the 
sentiment that women are in fact 
not worthy of equal standing with 
men. But fewer people have this 
overtly anti-feminist attitude than 
in even the recent past. 

More commonly, people agree 
with the general idea of female 
equality. They're thankful for the 
work that women have done in 
fighting for the vote, equal 
educational opportunity, and equal 
pay. Among middle- and upper- 
class white women in particular, 
there's a feeling of empowerment 
and economic opportunity never 
before experienced. So they have a 
hard time connecting with today's 

The women in the Wentworth 
cafeteria yelling for abortion rights 
seem too extremist and hyper- 
emotional. Birkenstocks, unshaven 
legs, and faces without makeup 
conjure up images of the idealistic 
'60's that most would like to leave 
behind. Most women don't long for 
an androgynous so-called Utopia. 
They want to preserve their 

When a feminist (or 
any woman) brings 
the emotional side 
of an issue into play, 
her view is 

femininity while competing in "the 
real world." Frankly, they abhor 
the radical feminist ideas of female 
superiority and lesbian separatism. 

Just as alienating as radical ideas 
is the perception that feminists are 
exceedingly stubborn and closed- 
minded about those ideas. Many 
have complained that the speakers 
hired by the Bowdoin Women's 
Association and the Women's 
collective come from the same 
perspective, that not enough 
alternative viewpoints are 
expressed. And feminists are 
considered argumentative and 
overbearing, even bitchy. More 
than one person has whispered a 
disinclination toward expressing 
alternative viewpoints for fear of 
being personally scolded or 
inundated with scathing letters in 
the Orient. 

These sentiments and criticisms 
aren't entirely without validity. 

For example, some ideas put forth 
by feminists are to many people 
unrealistic and extreme. But there 
are good reasons for their advocacy 
of seemingly far out ideas. Quite 

honestly, they tend to know a lot 
about the social and economic 
burdens women face. And they've 
reflected on and studied the ways 
by which people perpetuate and/ 
or allow them to continue. 

What are these supposed 
burdens? Because women have 
made tremendous progress in 
recent years, many have difficulty 
seeing the problems that continue 
to exist. Contrary to common 
wisdom, pay equity has not been 
achieved. There is neither an 
adequate system for child care, nor 
an allowance for parental leave time 
to care for newborns and sick 
children. Consequently, women are 
expected to either choose between 
children and a career or to become 
a "superwoman" and do both. The 
threat to abortion rights further 
limits women's control over their 
lives. Staggering proportions of 
women are harassed at work or 
beaten at home. And they are under 
the constant threat of rape by both 
strangers and intimates. 

These are only the most 
fundamental issues with which 
feminists are concerned. The more 
one learns about these problems, 
the more terrible and awesome they 
become. Feminists aren't willing to 
accept ( them for themselves or for 
other women. Why and how can 
these problems exist, and why do 
people overlook them? The only 
conclusion is that women have 
lower status than men, that in fact 
something called sexism exists. 

Because of the magnitude of these 
problems, the movement is almost 
unavoidably idealistic, and it calls 

for far-reaching measures. Many 
actions hold largely symbolic value; 
others involve hands-on work 
toward change. It's idealism which 
drives this movement, as it has and 
does so many others, such as the 
Civil Rights movement. But too 
often it alienates those who are 
rooted in the attitudes and 
ignorance of the status quo. 

The criticism of feminists as 
"closed-minded is very interesting. 
Of course they can be curt when 
arguing. It's simply not .true, 
however, that they are less open to 
new ideas than others. Most often 
what happens when there is a 
heated argument is that the person 
with whom they are speaking is so 
repulsive in his or her opinions that 
intense feelings flare up. How can a 
woman be expected to be "level- 
headed" when a man says that he 
can better assess the moral 
implications of her choices 
concerning her body than she? 
Rationality — overvalued in our 
society — is associated with men; 
therefore, when a feminist (or any 
woman) brings the emotional side 
of an issue into play, her view is 

So dismissing feminists as closed- 
minded is not entirely fair. In fact, I 
think the opposite is true. At least 
they engage in meaningful 
conversation. In general, they're 
willing to discuss issues and hear 
dissenters out. In contrast, many 
others, sometimes referred to as 
apathetics, withdraw from a 
conversation the moment it 
becomes heated. I've known many 
people to stop listening once they 

hear what they consider "the same 
old arguments" from feminists. 

But if they wouldn't dismiss 
them so readily, they would learn 
that they are not so monolithic. 
The rangeof feminist viewpoints is 
incredibly large. Admittedly, 
women of color have been 
historically excluded from the 
movement, but slow progress is 
being made. 

Most people don't recognize the 
diversity of feminist opinion. What 
all feminists have in common is 
their realization that women are 
oppressed in some manner, and 
their unwillingness to accept that 
oppression. Within those loose 
bounds, speakers on campus have 
expressed a multitude of opinions 
and strategies. 

I can understand if someone 
listens to a particular feminist 
argument and rejects it as too 
closed-minded. But that's generally 
not what happens. Because radical 
and closed-minded are much more 
than criticisms — they're 

stereotypes. As soon as an issue 
affecting women arises, countless 
ears seal and grumbling 

The stereotype is incredibly 
strong — ask just about anyone 
what's annoying about feminists 
and you'll hear it. The often 
vehement reaction to feminists is 
distressing. It happens in large part 
because we really do accept and 
endorse most of the concepts of 
gender which hold women down. 
These beliefs survive either because 
we don't see the need to change 
them, or because they serve our 
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The Bowdoin Orient 

October 5, 1990 21 

Letters to the Editor 


We f re really content 

To The Editor: 

Believe it or not, our semester 
has been going pretty well. We're 
enjoying all of our classes, and 
although we may be a littlebehind 
Everyone on the campus has been 
really kind and helpful to us this 
year, the other day Jim left his 
driver's license at the M.U. 
bookstore and they mailed it back 
to him. Wasn't that nice? 

Aren't you all excited for the 
leaves to change color? We can't 
wait. Our parents are coming up 
the weekend after this one, and it 
will be the first time the Rock's 
visit Bowodin. Ed's parents have 
been here before, and he really 
thinks they had a good time. 
They'll all be here the night of the 
1 3th if you want to come over and 
meet Bon, Jim, Allen, and Lucille. 

Gee, we've been having a lot of 
work lately! Luckily we live close 
to the library and enjoy spending 
most of our time there. There's so 

much to learn! The other 4 ay Jim 
sat down to read Con gressional 
Proced ures and the Policy Process. 
while Ed was busy photocopying 
reserves and appreciating how 
well the computerized library 
system was working. Jim became 
so intrigued that he didn't notice 
the librarian tapping him on the 
shoulder to inform him that the 
library was closed. It was so 
embarassing — but it's happened 
to us all. 

We thought that with all the 
negative things that has been 
happening, we thought it would 
be nice to say something about 
how nice things can be. We 
appreciate the chance to let 
everyone know that we're pretty 
much happy with the way 
everything is going, and we hope 
everyone else is having as good a 
semester as we are. Thanks a lot. 


Jim Rock '93 

Ed Beagan '91 

AIDS education must be addressed 

College intolerant of difference 

To the editors. 

Oh my heavens, Bowdoin Zetes 
have agreed to divorce. I would 
simply like to state that I share Dean 
Lewallen's enthusiasm in the matter. 
Over this past week I've repeated 
his quote to myself: I'm overjoyed 
that house at 14 College Street has 
decided to embrace the college's 
values." Well said Mr. Lewallen. It 
has finally become clear to me that 
the College in its infinite foresight is 
able to establish the values which 
are best for society and its students. 
I had always thought that the 
College was wrong but I now realize 
that it was I who was wrong. While 
the College has often been slow to 
react to an injustice in the system it 
has in the end achieved the morally 
appropriate result. It only took them 
approximately 200 years to realize 
(thanks in part to all those nasty 
little wars which men were fighting) 
that women should be allowed to 
even enter the College. The College, 
however, was quick (just over 20 
years) to realize that women should 
not be excluded from any College 
recognized organizations such as 
fraternities. Sororities would not be 
established for it would be viewed 
as too logical of a solution in addition 
to the fact that Bowdoin decided 
that any single-sex organization 
would be unhealthy and socially 

The College desires cultural 
diversity as long as it isn't followed 
with ideological diversity. A person, 
for example, from the Middle East 
where men and women tend to play 
distinctly different roles simply does 
not understand what is good for 
him when he expresses an interest 
in joining an all-male group. Those 
Middle Eastern nations are 
underdeveloped anvwav and their 
people are religious ranatics. Once 
they begin to industrialize their 
economies and establish an 

American system of government 
they will begin to understand and 
accept Bowdoin's ways. Soon 
afterwards these nations will 
establish colleges and universities 
such as Bowdoin that will train 
students in the art of critical 
thinking. This ability to analyze 
critically will allow them to question 
and challenge what theCollege... oh, 
sorry I mean what the government 
in their country says should be the 
status quo. Soon they will rise up 
and overthrow the oppressive 
regime and establish a Constitution 
resting on equality for all (exactly 
the way the men and women who 
drafted the US. Constitution). Once 
a new government is established 
these nations will be able to erect 
more colleges such as Bowdoin . The 
tuition will be a mere $22 thousand. 
Included in the cost will be a lovely 
and sheltered campus where every 
college organization (except of 
course the BWA) will have to meet 
the male-female quotas provided 
by the College. You will also be 
guaranteed a nice bedroom with a 
desk. Every morning (except 
unfortunately on the weekends) a 
janitor will come by and fix or clean 
anything you damaged or forgot to 
pick up the night of the party. To 
ensure that you have enough time 
for your school work the college 
will provide an outside laundry 
service for an extra fee. Dirty laundry 
in on Monday, clean laundry on 
Tuesday, finally, like Bowdoin, you 
will receive a guarantee that after 
four years of this back breaking 
experience you will have been 
prepared for the "REAL" world. 

But remember that the one thing 
that won't be allowed are single-sex 
organizations. The reason for this 
primarily is that the world is coed. 
Single-sex groups are not (while 
Bowdoin is) part of the "REAL" 

To the Editor: 

Two years ago I wrote you 
concerning Bowdoin and the AIDS 
crisis. Since then, AIDS deaths have 
more than doubled nationally, from 
40,000 to over 90,000. AIDS 
awareness at Bowdoin is certainly 
at a higher level, I believe, than it 
was two years ago. But, the question 
remains, "How much AIDS 
education is enough?" It seems to 
me that as long as any person, 
student or otherwise, contemplates 
engaging in sex for pleasure without 
the use of a condom, then, there is 
not enough education. 

The facts remain: 

1. Parental guidance doesn't 
work. Most, if not all parents, have 
abdicated their responsibility here 
either through ignorance, fear, 
embarrassment, or misplaced 
religious values. 

2. Thegovernment, which should 
be taking the lead, won't even issue 
a postage stamp dealing with AIDS 
awareness. President Reagan 
established a commission to 
examine the AIDS epidemic. He 
packed the commission with 
political conservatives. When they 
listened to the evidence presented 
to them, they embraced virtually 
every recommendation made to 
them by AIDS related organizations 
and health groups. When the report 

was finally issued, it said a lot of 
things the President didn't like 
hearing. Reagan shelved the report 
and most of its major 
recommendations have yet to be 
implemented by President Bush. 

3. As for the reaction of organized 
religion, that truly would be a joke if 
the toll were not counted in human 
lives. The worst offenders are those 
who insist that sex should be used 
for procreation only. They refuse to 
educate peopleon safe sex practices. 
The direct result is human death. 
Ironically, it is the same element 
that has fought so doggedly against 
abortion rights, preaching morality. 
Think about it. If everyone engaging 
in sex used a condom, one major 
form of AI DS transmission virtually 
would be eliminated. For that 
matter, if everyone engaging in sex 
used a condom, we, as a nation, 
would not be facing the moral 
dilemma caused by abortion. I do 
not believe that any abortion 
opponent has ever argued that life 
begins BEFORE conception. The 
answer seems simple. Prevent 
conception, avoid abortion. Use a 
condom, significantly reduce your 
risks of catching AIDS. 

Where does that leave us with 
regards to AIDS, and for that matter, 
sex education? It leaves the schools. 
Their purpose is to educate. The 

responsibility is theirs, especially 
when others who won't or can't, 
stand by as the death toll mounts. I 
believe that this education should 
begin long before a student goes to 
college. But, if the student lacks that 
knowledge before college, then let 
him gain it in college. If it saves one 
life, then would not the effort be 
worth it? 

Since 1984, forty of my close 
friends and associates have died 
from AIDS. My best friend last year 
after six months of continual pain 
and suffering. I visited with him 
every day during the last six weeks 
of his agony. I believe that on the 
day he died, he waited for me to 
arrive and hold him while he said 
good-bye for the last time. I am 
HIV+. I know what most probably 
lies ahead for me. 

I do want to make it clear that this 
letter was not written looking for 
any type of sympathy for myself. It 
was written as a way to make you 
and your readers think about a 
subject which many would prefer 
to forget. Please care. If people 
choose not to, and it is a question of 
choice, make no mistake about that, 
then the loss ultimately will be theirs. 


Louis Bruno Briasco '69 

Personal attack clouds point 

To the Editor: 

My name is J.P. Devine and I am 
one of the editors of the 
Sensationalist, as well as one of those 
who wrote the article in the 
Sensationalist "Zetes Agree to 
Divorce" two weeks ago, parodying 
the breakup of Zeta Psi and 
questioning the motives of the men 
who have separated to remain 
national Zetes. I am also someone 
who was on the receiving end of a 
pointless, ad hominem attack last 
week by Eric Bandurski, president 
of Zeta Psi. 

I takeSssue with this letter, mainly 
because Eric's attack focused not on 

Bandurski offends 

Zeta Psi, but on me. It is my belief 
that this letter should have been left 
out of the Orient. Personal attacks 
are not the domain of a newspaper. 
Rather, the parties involved should 
be allowed to work out their 
disputes individually. 

But beyond this, Eric's letter 
remains rife with problems. By 
devoting virtually all of his time to 
my character and our friendship, 
Eric fails to address the major issue 
that the Sensationalist attempted to 
satirize: why are the men leaving? 
He states that if I "opened [myl eyes 
(as well as I myl mind) a bit" I would 
have realized that the national Zetes 

did not secede for sexist, separatist 
reasons. However, he does not 
elaborate. Instead, he goes on to 
imply that I participate (or have 
participated) in the same sexist acts. 
Eric, you obviously do not know 
me, nor do you know why we 
decided to satirize your 
organization. Zeta Psi is, as an 
institution, sexist, elitist, and 
discriminatory and, therefore 
deserves parody. I did not make fun 
of you, Eric. We (there were three of 
us) made fun of Zeta Psi which 
desperately deserved it. 

J.P. Devine'91 

In "Devine and Sensationalist Co Too Far" (Sept. 28), Eric Bandurski's reference to "co-ed dormitories with 
greek letters over the door" manages to offend not only his former brothers and sisters, but all Bowdoin students 
who belong to college recognized fraternities- nearly half of the campus. Obviously, someof us seean experience 
in a co-ed house as a lot more than an exercise in dormitory living. 

To quote Mr. Bandurski once again: "So you disagree with our opinions- does that force you to disrespect us? 


Adam Judd Weinman '91 

Red Cross expands interests 

Quit smoking. 

To the Editor. 

The Midcoast Chapter of the 
American Red Cross, located here 
in Brunswick, is interested in 
becoming more involved with the 
Bowdoin College Community. The 
Red Cross is more than just Disaster 
and Blood Services; although, these 
are probably the most visible. They 
provide a great deal of other 
volunteer opportunities and service 
programs. Examples of these 
include swimming lessons, CPR 
courses. First Aid courses and many 


The chapter here in Brunswick 
has a unique program called Pet 
Therapy. This program is in need of 
more volunteers to bring pets — cats, 
dogs and rabbits that are provided 
by the Coastal Humane Animal 
Shelter, into the local hospitals' long- 
term care facilities and into local 
nursing homes. They are in 
desperate need of more volunteers 
to keep up with the patients' 
demands. Anyone who is interested 
in committing a couple of hours a 

week to this should call Chris* 
Cheney at #721 -01 43.TheRedCross 
staff has also recently participated 
in an updated AIDS awareness 
training program, and they would 
like to speak to anyone interested. If 
there are any groups, clubs, 
fraternities, sports teams, faculty et 
al who are interested in this 
presentation then they should 
contact either Julia or Wendy at the 
Red Cross Office— #729-6779. 

Thank you, 

Christopher S. Cheney '91 

22 October 5, 1990 

The Bowdoin Orient 

Potischman defends against sexism charges 

To the Editor 

I have been defend ing myself and 
others against charges of sexism. I 
have to confess, I am not sure if 
sending a letter to the newspaper is 
thecorrect response, but since I have 
never been in this poistion before, I 
am doing my best. I have been 
appreciative of the few people who 
have had the courage (or the is it 
common sense?) to ask my reasons 
for being a member of a single-sex 
organization instead of making 
wildly unfounded charges of 
sexism. However, there are so many 
people to reach, so much to say, so 
much hypocricyand myth todispel, 
that I thought I would put my 
thoughts on paper. 

At a glance, single-sex 
organizations appear sexist: 
fraternities, sororities, all-male clubs 
(all-female, if they exist), at Bowdoin 
one would include a capella singing 
groups like the Meddibempsters 
and Miscellania...who knows, 
maybe the most diverse, liberal arts 
institution would include single-sex 
athletic teams and ballet clubs. This 
is exactly the kind of ignorant 
conclusion that has been drawn by 
Bowdoin's administration and it 
explains the assinine policy-making 
that has followed. The definition of 
sexism in my Webster's New World 
dictionary is 'The economic 
exploitation and social domination 
of members of one sex by the other, 
specif, of women by men." Wait, 
you mean a single-sex organization 
that doesn't economically exploit or 
socially dominate the other sex is 
not a threat to the other sex, is not 
sexist, and therefore, does not need 
to be exterminated? Right, Dean 
Jervis, Chris Bull and others. 

through some simple examples: 

1 . All-Male Clubs: The reason that 
clubs like the Rotary have been 
pressured and even ordered, under 
penalty of law, to admit women is 
not simply because they are all-male, 
it is because the court showed that 
these clubs are common places of 
business for many men; they were 
causing women to be economically 
exploited in that some women were 
unable to perform their job as well 
and be as successful as their male 
counterparts because they couldn't 
participate in these corporate, 
behind-the-scenes activities. 

2. Singing Groups- In explaining 
to friends and parents the Bowdoin 
administration's hilarious code of 
ethics I have often used as an 
example the complete lack of 
funding for the Med dies and 
Miscellania, a measure for which 
the administration surely pats itself 
on the back as a strike against 
virulent sexism. Why do friends and 
parents alike laugh in my face and 
then ask if I am kidding? Why does 
the administration allow the two 
groups to hold joint concerts every 
year in Pickard Theater where every 
person in Brunswick can buy tickets 
to see the degradation of men by 
Miscellania and the horrible 
subjugation of women by the 
Meddies? The answer, from anyone 
with a brain, is there is no sexism 
and nobody is being hurt or 
exploited. Each group formed 
because its members saw a need 
and a purpose for it (i.e. there are 
tons of songs which only call for 
single-sex voices!). 

3.Fraternities/Sororities: Here's the 
tough one, I guess. Are fraternities 
and sororities sexist? The answer 

organization in which women only 
have some of the rights possessed 
by men and /or one in which women 
are subtly reminded that men were 
once in control is sexist. The status 
quo at Zete was sexist and we were 
content with it only to the extent 
that the college offered no other 
alternative. The simple line: "Go join 
Chi Psi" sometimes springs to 
simple people's minds but this 
would be the equivalent to my 
telling the women to join the sorority 
or of my telling members of the 
'local" body to join Psi Upsilon. 
The Zetes who chose to remain with 
Zeta Psi felt and feel very strongly 
about the need to maintain our 
identity, which includes the history 
and rituals of our fraternity, the 
friends we have at other chapters, 
and the friends we have here. The 
members of the coed house feel 
strongly about the latter point and 
are working to add to the 
considerable history inherent in the 
house where they will reside. By 
agreeing to a split, the members of 
the "old Zete house" destroyed the 
sexist power structure that existed. 
But has the problem been solved? 
It would seem that if the 
administration would allow 
fraternities and sororities at 
Bowdoin in addition to the coed 
organizations, first-year students 
would find themselves presented 
with a wide range of choices. It 
would be another possible 
experience in a widely varied and 
diverse college population that, by 
that time, would offer alternatives 
to independents through the new 
social center. Instead the 
omnipVesent administration warns 
that it plans to crack down on single- 

coed organization doesn't? Despite 
a complete lack of funding or aid 
from Bowdoin, Chi Psi does well as 
an all-male organization because 
people have continually come to 
the conclusion that the students they 
know are not sexist pigs or 
misogynists...they are good people; 
they throw some good parties 
(conforming to IFC guidelines) they 
are active and contributing members 
of the Bowdoin and Brunswick 
communities, .which is why the 
administration hasn't dared to crack 
down on them. We at Zete have 
every intention of returning to the 
high level of respect that Zeta Psi 
maintained for approximately one 
hundred years before the advent of 
a "local" body. 

Bowdoin has also had an 
unrecognized sorority for a number 
of years under a number of different 
names; last year the sorority even 
had a house on Longfellow Street 
for a semester but nobody ever wrote 
to the Orient wishing the sorority 
bad luck in the future; nobody ever 
accused them of being sexist men- 
haters or fretted that they would be 
ill-prepared for the coed "real 
world." Why not? Maybe for the 
same reason that the Bowdoin 
Women's Association isn't 

considered by any rational person 
to be threatening or dangerous..they 
are both supportive groups that 
celebrate the positive aspects of 
being a woman while being more 
aware of the trials and tribulations 
of womanhood than society in 

This is the original purpose for 
which I and many others believe 
sororities and fraternities were 
created. In my personal experience, 
I see a need and a justification for a 
supportive group in which men can 
bond with other men with a feeling 
similar to the one that, for the most 
part, is only acceptable on athletic 
teams or within families. Athletes 
are often seen embracing, crying, 
kissing and slapping each other on 
the backside before, during and after 
a given match. This spiritual 
camraderie can be created off the 
field in rare situations., like a 
fraternity. If you think all there is to 
a fraternity is sitting around, 
drinking beer and talking about 
women, then you deserve the 
increasingly homogenous, 

conservative, shallow experience 
beingoffered by the administration. 


David Potischman, Vice- 
President of Zeta Psi 

Grading is important 

Calvin and Hobbes 

To the Editor: 

As a previously proud Bowdoin 
student (in that I am a Bowdoin 
student and I used to be proud of it), 
I would just like to express my 
extreme disgust at the decision to 
go to the five-point grading system. 
I can no longer advise coming to 
Bowdoin for the de-stressed 
atmosphere (or for the classical style 
of architecture, though that is a 

completely different matter with 
which I would again like to express 
my extreme disgust). I just thought 
that those in charge of the decision 
would like to ignore this fact as they 
ignored the 734 other facts presented 
to them in the student vote of last 
spring. Thank you. 

Yours for another frustrating year 
and eight months. 

Amy R. Lewis '92 

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(Continued from page 19) 

contact with other chapters, to be 
able to pass down the traditions 
and history to future members) and 
subsequently, to adopt a different 
(perhaps previous) system of 

This past summer, we learned 
that the House Corporation (the 
owners of the Zete building and its 
land) intended to subscribe to the 
administration's policies whatever 
they might be. This, 27 Zetes (myslef 
included) decided that if we were 
going to be forced out of the Zete 
house in the near future anyway, 
we would try to reestablish our 

chapter elsewhere as soon as we 
possibly could. To describe the 
current situation 1 will employ a 
metaphor used by the Orient a few 
weeks ago: I would say that the two 
organizations are amicably 
separated and not quite yet 

If we hated each other, it would 
have been very easy to break away, 
but this has been a painful process 
for many of the Zetes and the 
members of the organization which 
now occupies 1 4 College St. We fear 
that friendships have suffered and 
might continue to suffer once the 
break is complete. 

However, 1 think we all believe 
that it is ultimately for the 
best...much like a divorce. 

I think it is the opinion of 
everyone (especially the juniors and 
seniors_ that this has been the most 
peaceful semester at 14 College St. 
in the past several years. We are 
currently living together 
successfully and partying together 
enjoyably; everyone realizes that 
something is finally being done and 
we are going to be able to get on 
with our lives and our respective 
organizations. This leads me to 
conclude that we all have made the 
right choice. 

(Continued from page 20) 

interests or don't hurt us much. 
So we don't let ourselves be 

I know it's hard for you to think 
of yourself as being closed - 
minded about something but 
consider it for a moment. A 
wonderful array of feminists have 
come to campus, not to spout off, 
but to share their knowledge with 
us and to empower us. Have you 
listened to any of them? 

It's more than unfortunate that 
people are turned off to feminism, 
that the very utteranceof the word 
evokes guttural sounds. Most 

people, especially women, agree 
with many feminist ideas, but they 
won't come to terms with the 
movement. If that's what you are, 
say it and embrace it. Ifmore people 
would open up to feminism, they 
would discover that they have 
something to learn from it and 
somethingtocontributetoit. People 
would learn about the suffering 
they've been overlooking. And the 
movement would gain thestrength 
that it deserves and so desperately 

But maybe I'm being a little too 
idealistic — we feminists tend to be 
that way. 

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Bowdoin's deficit: what does it really mean? 


Orient Focus Editor 

Just say yes. The Bowdoin Administration 
and the Governing Boards are not usingdrugs, 
though. Instead, both are saying yes to another 
bad habit — deficit spending. For the 1990 
fiscal vear, which ended June 30, Bowdoin's 
preliminary results show 
that the College incurred 
a $2.4 million deficit, 
according to President 
Robert H. Edwards. 
"Very simply, Bowdoin 

is spending at a higher level than its revenues 
will support," wrote Edwards in a Oct. 5 
memorandum to the Financial Planning 
Committee, which met last weekend to review 
the budget. 

But there are many more factors, which 
attribute to Bowdoin's situtation. With gifts 
from the recent Capital Campaign flowing in 
more slowly than anticipated and enrollment 
fluctuations, the College underestimated 


Where we stand . . ~\ 

Net Income of liberal aits colleges: 

some of its expected revenues. This loss of 
revenues is estimated at $1 million, according 
to Edwards. The college also underestimated 
some of its expenses as medical costs rose 49 
percent, costing the college approximately 

What about the 
other $1 million? 
During the last 
month, the Orient has 
repeatedly asked 
many of the college 
administrators for a 
delineation of the 
unaccounted cash. 
The answers have 
been rather vague, 
ranging from paying 
increased salaries to 
paying for increasing 
maintenance costs. 
There is some 
speculation that some 
of the college's deans 

used unappropriated funds to pay for poorly dipped into the quasi endowment, which are 

funded programs. unrestricted funds given by alumni. The 

"There were clearly some misses and College could tap into the $144 million fund 

surprises," said Fred Quivey, the director for further if needed. In fact, with funds from 

budgets, in reference to the pitfalls of the this endowment, the College could pay off 

deficit. Bowdoin has the debt on the Field House tomorrow. This 














$" 859,000 - 

$ 1,250,000- 

$ 2,400,000- 

$ 2,410,000- 

Please note: Figures are for Fiscal '90. All 
colleges are non-profit organizations. 

run deficits of $1.9 
million and $3.1 
million for the fiscal 
years 1988 and 1989. 
Along with these 
deficits, Bowdoin is 
paying a six percent 
interest rate on a $14 
million debt, $9 
million of which is for 
the Farley Field 
House and Alumni 
Pool, another $5 
million for the Hatch 
Science Library. 

To finance 

Bowdoin's deficits, 
the College has 

account would consequently be depleted. 

Although there were somemiscalcutaltions 
on revenues and costs, the underlying factor 
to the Bowdoin's budgetary woes is the 
autonomy given to administrators and 
departmental chairs to spend money. Quivey 
explained how this is the case. 

Each year Bowdoin receives the income 
from its $144 endowment. The Governing 
Boards distribute this money (on the average 
of $15 million a year) either for budgetary 
revenues or reinvestment purposes. Usually 
half of it is reinvested in the endowment with 
the rest finacning the annual budget in two 
ways: Half for unrestricted funds, which can 
be spent on anything, and other half for 
restricted monies, which are designated to 
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Visiting Zetes cause damage 

Orient Senior Editor 

The continued controversy 
between the Chi Delta Phi house 
and the Zeta Psi members seeped 
into the Bowdoin community this 
past weekend when guests of Zeta 
Psi damaged property in 1 4College 
Street and the Moulton Union. 

"As a result of the events of this 
past weekend, the members of Chi 
Delta Phi and Zeta Psi can no longer 
cohabitate, and Zeta Psi will be 
denied the privileges of the Chi 
Delta Phi house," said Chi Delta 
Phi President Peter 
Macarthur '92. 

Chi Delta Phi 
decided that all 
Zete members 
currently living in 
the house must 
move out by 
November 1, and 
as of today no Zeta 
Psis will be 
allowed to eat at 
14 College street. 
Originally, the 
Zeta Psi members 
were given until 
the beginning of 
next semester to 
find new living 
and socializing 

Among the 
many events that 
angered the Chi 
Delta Phi members 
was the 


wrought at 14 College St. by Zetes 
visiting from other schools. Many 
Chi Delts felt the Bowdoin Zetes' 
failed to stop the reckless and 
destructive behavior. 

"The house was essentially 
trashed both Saturday night and 
early Sunday morning," said 
Macarthur. According to 
Macarthur, several windows were 
smashed and tables overturned 
during the course of the weekend 
frolicking. Chi Delta Phi realizes that 
Bowdoin Zetes did not directly 
participate in this damage, he said, 
but added he felt they could have 

prevented it. 

'The visitors for the most part 
did it, but what upset us was the 
lack of action taken by Zete members 
to prevent it," Macarthur 

Zeta Psi President Eric Band urski 
'91 countered that the Zetes present 
in the Chi Delta Phi house Saturday 
evening did their best to control 
their guests. Bandurski declined to 
comment further about the damage 
to 14 College St., but said, "We 
believe that it is an internal affair 
that should not concern the 


However, the 
destruction was 
not confined to 14 
College St. 

Damage extended 
into the Moulton 
Union when a 
Harvard Zeta Psi 
wielded a fire 
extinguisher and 
sprayed it at 
a "Screw Your 
Dance" in Main 

Dean of 

Students Kenneth 
Lewallen reported 
one Bowdoin 
senior went to the 
infirmary after 
being sprayed 
with foam from 
the fire 

(Continued on the 
back page) 

Administrators answer 
concerns at open forum 

Orient Staff 

Raising concerns about the 
college's new alcohol policy and 
its financial situation, students 
questioned .top administrators 
during an open forum on Monday 

The administrative panel, 
comprised of Dean of College Jane 
Jervis, Dean of Students Kenneth 
Lewallen, Director of Security Mike 
Pander, and representatives from 
the physical plant and dining 
service, focused on the recently 
announced $2.4 million budget 

The college has been "spending 
beyond its means," said Jervis. 

She said during the fiscal year 
ending June30, 1990, Bowdoin had 
an authorized deficit in the budget 
of $900,000, but in the last three 
months the college has determined 
it be closer to the new figure. 

Bowdoin would continue to curb 

theovers pending problems of the 
past few years, she said. 

Despite the numbers, Jervis 
insisted that Bowdoin is not in a 
"state of financial crisis, nor is it in 
danger of bankruptcy." She cited 
the substantial endowment as 
proof of the college's monetary 

It wasacknowledged, however, 
that Bowdoin would have to re- 
evaluate its priorities in order to 
limit overspending in the future. 

Jervis referred to President 
Edwards' announcement at the 
last faculty meeting to organize a 
"strategic planning task force" to 
help determine the importance of 
certain programs. 

Instead of making across-the- 
board cuts, as in past years, the 
new reductions will be 
strategically distributed. The task 
force will be consist of 
administration, faculty, and 

(Continued on next page) 

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Men's X-Country Wins 

Bowdoin's finances 
The Jody Grind 

. . Page 17 

. . Page 13 
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October 12, 1990 

The Bowdoin Orient 

Bowdoin ranked the fourth best school in the nation 

U.b. News and World Report published its annual listing of the nation's elite schools: Bowdoin jumps nine places to fourth best school 


Orient News Editor 

U.S. News & World Report 
published its annual "America's 
Best Colleges" list. This year, 
Bowdoin College was ranked as the 
fourth best small liberal arts college 
in the U.S., a nine place jump from 
last year. 

Last year, due to calculation 
errors, Bowdoin was placed at the 
13th position among the nation's 
elite liberal arts colleges. The source 
of the miscalculation was the 
inaccurate data that was used to 
calculate the standings. 

The article based its overall 
ranking of each institution on its 
scores in five categories: academic 
reputation, student selectivity, 
retention patterns, faculty quality, 
and financial resources. 

Troubles began when college 
officials missed the deadline for 
sending information on financial 
resources, such as library budget. 

Best Liberal Arts Colleges 

U Amherst College 

2. Swarthmore College 

3. Winiams College 

4. Bowdoin College 

5. Wellesley College 

6. Pomona College 

7. Wesleyan Diuvexsity 

8. Middlebury College 

9. Smith College 

10. Davidson College 
10. Vassar College 
10. Carleton College 
13. Claremont McKenna 


14. Oberlih College 

15. Washington & Lee 

16. Grinneli College 

17. Mount Hoiyoke 

18. Colby College 

19. Bates College 

21. Haverford College 

22. Colgate University 

23. Bryn Mawr College 

24. Occidental College 

25. Barnard College 

Best Universities 

endowment income, 
instructional expenditures. 

t. Harvard University 
Z Stanford University 

3. Yale University 

4. Princeton University 

5. California Institute of 

6. Massachusetts 
Institute of Technology 
7* Duke University 

8. Dartmouth University 

9. Cornell University 

10. Columbia University 

11. University of 

12. Brown University 

13. University of 

14. Uni versi ty of 
California at Berkley 

15. Johns Hopkins Univ. 

16. Rice University 

17. UCLA 

18. University of 

19. Georgetown 
y University 

20. University of North 
Carolina at Chapel Hill 

21. University of 


In turn, U.S. News & World Report 
used incorrect data collected from 
the Department of Education, which 
undervalued the funds for the 
library budget, endowment income. 

and instructional expenditures. 

Director of Public Relations 
Richard Mercereau said he is happy 
that the mistake did not happen 
again. When asked about the face 
valueofthelistMercereausaid, "It's 
hard to know what to make of it. 

and it's important not to make too 
much of it." 

With the publication of the 1990 
list, Bowdoin also issued the 
following statement: "We recognize 
that this is a popular survey, and it's 
nice to be listed among the nation's 

College works to prevent denying study away 0npn fnrnwn 

BY JOHN VALENTINE all Stu dem s study away because of — ^- — - *"*" JUrUlfl 

top liberal arts colleges. However, 
we continue tobelievethat,asatool 
for prospective students, it is a poor 
subsitution for campus visits, 
conversations with students, 
faculty, and friends,and a careful 
assessment of one's educational 


Orient Staff 

"Thecollegeis working for a more 
pro-active and responsible study 
away policy," said registrar Sarah 
Bernard on the desire for Bowdoin 
to meet students' study away needs. 
For the spring 1991 semester, the 
Recording Committeedenied fifteen 
students permission to study away . 
According to Dean of theCollege 
Jane L. Jervis, reasons for limiting 
the number of students who study 
away are three-fold. 

1. As the number of study away 
programs increases, it becomes 
more difficult to ascertain the 
educational merit of each one. "How 
in the world do we keep track of the 
quality of all these programs." 
wondered Jervis. In many cases, the 
college grants a full year of credit 
towards a Bowdoin degree for a 
program about which it knows little. 

2. The college is unsure what 
impact studying away junior year 
has on a student's major. Bowdoin 
students declare their majors at the 
end of their sophomore year, then 
do much of the work for their major 
abroad in programs about which 
the college knows little. 

3. The college cannot afford to let 

all students study away because of 
the financial drain. At a time when 
Bowdoin is $3.1 million in debt, the 
collegecannot afford to let too much 
tuition leave the campus. Students 
on financial aid also continue to 
receive aid when they study away. 
156 students are away this fall. 87 
more are leaving next semester, but 
only 59 are returning. The college 
faces the problem of not having 
enough studentson campus to meet 
its budgetary needs. 

Last spring, a committee was 
created to study the values and 
purpose of studying away along 
with how to make it possible for 
more students to participate. 
Chaired by John Turner of the 
romance languagesdepartmentand 
including three faculty members. 
Dean Ana Brown, and a student, 
the committee's recommendations 
are due at the end of this semester. 
"One of the problems we face 
right now is that spring seems to be 
the popular semester for Bowdoin 
students to study away, said 
Bernard. There are several ideas 
being considered to maintain the 
necessary number of students on 
campus. Increasing the size of the 
freshman class ("frontloading") is 
one possibility. Admitting more 

transfer and exchange students in 
their junior year and mid-year is 

However, transfers often need 
financial aid which has already been 
allocated by mid-year and other 
colleges sometimes wish to keep 
their students rather than let them 
go on exchange. Requiring fifth- 
year seniors to complete their work 
during the spring semester rather 
than the fall is also under 
consideration. However, I'm not 
too sure how comfortable we are 
with that," said Bernard. 

When asked how the Recording 
Committee evaluated study away 
applications, Bernard said that 
preference was given to those 
desiring to study in non-English 
speaking countries, especially if it 
is in conjunction with work in a 
major or minor. Students studying 
in English speaking countries had 
to defend the importance studying 
a way would have for their major or 

"Bowdoin is most concerned with 
students' academic lives... Students 
can't just go abroad for a cultural 
cxpcrienccwe want to be sure 
there's a strong academic 
component to study abroad," said 

(Continued from page 1) 

In addition, the college will 

continue to pursue a policy which 

limits the opening of teaching 

positions. While there is no freeze 

explained that finding the money, 
facilities, and the people to make 

suchanidea work would bedifficult. 
Furthermore, she cited a six week 
'trial run" by the college last year as 

on luring, Bowdoip. is wary of unsuccessful. Jervis said "usaee (of 
authorizing new positions in any the facilities) was microscopic. But 

capacity. In conclusion. Jervis said 
"We're going to have to be a little 
more frugal. But the process is only 

Another issue raised was in 
response to a rumor of a new policy 
that would monitor in-house 
student parties. Lewallen 
announced that the administration 
would recognize house parties 
under certain conditions. 

Hcexplained that students of ago 
would be allowed to drink limited 

maybe we need to keep trying. 

Last year's decision by the faculty 
to change the grading system was 
again challenged. The panel ad vised 
students to lobby the faculty if they 
wanted to reopen the issue, but 
emphasized that the vote has been a 
decisive one. Jervis commented. "I 
think that the faculty heard you, 
understood you. and disagreed with 

Tony Pisani '92 announced the 
formation of a "Wellness Coalition" 

1 , , ""• ™iii»iiiuiiiiu »veuness coalition 

amounts of alcohol, as long as the to "bring together representees 
came to the Dean ti t and from all groupson campus devoted 

talked about his/ her 
responsibilities. The "host" would 
also have to agree to let the party be 
monitored. Lewallen said that this 
plan was his latest effort "to try and 
determine alternatives to campus- 
wides." , 

Despite the new plan, students 
questioned the college's 
commitment to creating new 
options on the weekend, including 
extended hours for the language 
lab and the athletic facilities. Jervis 

to soundness of mind and bdd) 
He argued that the coalition would 
be "an organizational information 
group that would have discussions 
and make some efforts at problem 

Other topics included evidence 
of budget woes at the Pub. which \» 
presently losing money, and the 
shuttle service, which will not add 
another van despite increasing 
numbers of riders. 

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October 12, 1990 


A print displayed in the new exhibit. Courtesy of the Art Museum 

•Walker Art Museum News 

Sixty-six artists represented in exhibit 


Orient Staff 

On October fifth the Walker 
Art Museum opened an 
exhibition of master prints that 
was described by Donald 
Rosenthal, associate d irector and 
curator of collections, as "one of 
the most significant collections 
that the museum has ever 

The title of the exhibition, From 
Diirer to Picasso: Five Centuries of 
Master Prints from a Private 
Collection , attempts to incorporate 
the ninety-one works by sixty-six 

Many prints were given to the 
college on a long term loan by an 

individual that chose to remain 
anonymous. The other prints are 
from Bowdoin College's large 
collection of prints. 

As stated in the checklist, 'This 
collection was specifically chosen to 
encourage publicunderstanding and 
appreciation of prints and to 
complement Bowdoin College's 
curriculum. During the fall semester 
students in two courses, History of 
the Graphic Arts, with Professor 
Clifton C. Olds, and Printmaking I, 
with Associate Professor Mark C. 
Wethli, will use the exhibition as a 
library of printmaking history and 

The works, representing a vast 
array of artists, was described by 
Wethli as "a depiction of landmarks 
." He said, "It will be a great 

opportunity for the students to 
see prints by artists who 
transformed the use of wood and 
metal mediums." Hedescribed the 
transformation as an involvement 
of more intricate designs through 
the unique use of existing 
mediums. Both Wethli and 
Rosenthal emphasized the value 
of the collection because of the 
diverse history that the collection 
provides along with a unique 
historical prospective. 

This rare exhibit provides the 
Bowdoin Community a chance to 
see some of the great masters and 
to observe how their work 
influenced both the art of other 
arti sts and the ways in which these 
artists expressed their 
interpretation of the world. 


ORIENT INTERVIEW : Allen Wells - Associate Professor of History 

Wells to address Colby conference 


Orient News Editor 

Colby College will host the first 
meeting of a three year conference 
series celebrating the quincentenary 
of Columbus Day. 

The conference is scheduled for 
October 12, and associate professor 
of history Allen Wells will give a 
talk called Reinterpreting Indigenous 
Cultures: The Inca and the Aztec. 

This year's conference will focus 
on the Indians of North and South 
America before their world was 
disrupted by the arrival of the 
Europeans. Next year, the 
conference will study the European 
aspects of the exploration. In 1992, 
the actual 500th anniversary of 
Columbus Day, the conference will 
address clashes between the 
American Indians and Europeans 
as they attempt to coexist. 

When asked about his goals at the 
conference, Wells said that he hopes 
that the conference will further 
dispel the myths and the 
misunderstandings of the 
relationship between the American 
Indians and the European settlers. 

Orient: Is this the first time that 
the emphasis of Columbus Day was 
directed to the American Indians? 

Wells: I don't know if it's the first 
time, but it's an attempt to correct 
the historical record, which tends to 
look only at the history of Columbus 

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and the European exploration; apart 
from that prism, we don't look at the 
other perspectiveat all. So, hopefully 
with all the hoopla associated with 
the quincentenary, we can begin to 
focus on what these Indian societies 
were like, what their culture was 
like, what their history was like, 
and work not only to see how they 
were affected by the Spanish 
conquest/colonization in North 
America, the English colonization, 
or any European colonization, but 
how they influenced European 
culture and civilization- that the 
exploration was a two-way street. 

Orient: By saying that it was a 
two-way street, do you think there 
was an equal contribution between 
the two? 

Wells: I don't know if equal is the 
right term; certainly the Europeans 
were the conquerors, and they were 
able to impose a system of 
exploitation, economic and 
otherwise on the Indians, and force 

them to produce labor and 
contribute. But also because of the 
terrible demographic catastrophe 
Europeans brought with them- all 
kinds of old world diseases, like 
smallpox, typhoid, cholera, and 
measles, which the Indians, who 
had been living in relative isolation 
for millennium, had no resistance 
to. So, in the first hundred years of 
settlement, over 90 percent of North 
and South American Indians died. 
Part of it is spelling out what 
happened, and looking at what the 
impactof that demographic disaster 
was on native American cultures. 

Orient: How about relating 
Columbus Day to discovering 
North America to Indians 

Wells: It's interesting that here 
we call it Columbus day, but in 
many parts of Latin America its not 
called Columbus day. In fact its 
called El Dia De La Rassa which 
means the day of the race which 
celebrates the mixture of the two 

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shows what 1492 was really about, 
it was about the collision of these 
two cultures and the mixture of these 
two cultures to form a new culture. 
I think in Latin America, it is a day 
for the celebration of the collision of 
these two cultures. And the 

connection of these two cultures is 
probably a more accurate way oi 
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view Columbus Day and the Latin 
American countries? Is there a 
better way of viewing the idea of 
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The Bowdoin Orient 

Politics and the Bowdoin community: 

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Library volunteer leaves books for ballots 

Orient Staff 

Sophia Pfeiffer, a Brunswick 
resident and the volunteer for the 
special collections, is running as the 
democratic candidate for state 
representative District 43. 

If elected on November 6, Pfeiffer 
will be a freshman legislator in the 
state of Maine legislature. 

She holds an impressive list of 
experiences over the years. She held 
the Chief Attorney position for the 
Rhode Island Supreme Court. 
Pfeifferalso worked on the editorial 
research staffs of both Time Magazine 
and National Geographic Society. 

Locally, Pfeiffer was the Chair of 
the Brunswick Village Review 
Board, and for the past three years, 
has been a volunteer in the Special 
Collections department of the 
Hawthorne-Longfellow Library. 

Her latest challenge is to take her 
voice to Augusta where shecan have 
a greater impact in legislation. In a 
recent interview with Pfeiffer, she 
discussed her position: 

Orient: Why are you running for 
a position in the state legislature? 

Pfeiffer The state legislature is a 
good place to start to participate in 
the law-making process, as a 
•reshman legislator. After all, the 
state legislature is becoming more 
and more important. Under the 
presidency of Reagan and under 
Bush, more power was handed over 
to the states. 

Orient: If elected, what are your 

plans for the state of Maine — either long-term or 

Pfeiffer. There is a three-fold response to that 
question. Firstly, there are high property taxes. I want 
the legislature to examine all taxes-income, sales, 
excise, and property-critically. Pertaining to this issue 
too, I want the state government to find other ways of 
funding schools besides through property taxes. 

Secondly, I would like to see a health-care program 
for people of all ages and all economic denominations. 

Thirdly, a public transportation system is needed 
in Maine. I prefer the trains personally, and possibly 
inner-city buses. A fair percentage of the state 
population have no cars, therefore no way of getting 
around the area. 

Pfeiffer says that this is her first experience in the 
political arena. "It's a learning experience," sheadmits. 
She being new to the political arena did not stop her 
from winning the primary in June, however. 

Pfeiffer said that she loves the campaigning. She 
acknowledges all the people, including family and 
friends, who assist and support her in this endeavor. 

Bowdoin Senior hopes for House seat 

Orient Staff 

This year, a Bowdoin senior, Ron Banks, is running 
for the Maine State Legislature. Banks is the Republican 
candidate for House District 43, which consists of 
about 8,000 voters in Brunswick. Explaining his decision 
to run, Banks recalled, "Last Christmas it became 
obvious there were going to be no Republican 
candidates in any of Brunswick's three districts." 
Wanting to give voters a legitimate choice. Banks opted 
to run against Democrat Sophia Pfeiffer for the open 
seat in House District 43, which is being vacated by 
Democrat Charles Priest. With a lot of help from some 
Brunswick Republicans, including Bowdoin alumnus 
Dick Morrell and the chairman of the state 
Environmental Protection Agency, Chris Livesay, his 
candidacy took off. 

Banks finds three issues of utmost importance in this 
election. He believes that the environment, education 
and property taxes definitely rank as the three most 
important issues facing Mainers today. On the 
environment. Banks explains, "Maine's recycling law 
is very good. Brunswick has an excellent recycling 

Sophia Pfeiffer . 

Ron Banks. 

program which could be used as a 
model for other communities in the 
state" Moreover, he feels the Maine 
Turnpike Project needs to be re- 
examined . Banks judges that money 
might be better spent on other 
systems, such as Maine's ailing 
railroad system orotherdilapidated 
infrastructure systems in the state. 

Banks firmly believes in 
educating Maine's youth. 
"Improving the ed ucational climate 
by working to keep drugs out of 
schools" is essential, and Banks 
believes this goal can be best 
implemented through parental 
involvement. "It's time we realized 
drug education has to start at the 
earliest levels," rather than in high 
school, when it is often too late to 
help the youths. In addition, Banks 
sees the need for an expanded 
curriculum to include such courses 
as hemispheric history and 
government courses focusing on 
relations between fhe United States 
and Canada or Latin America. 
These curriculum improvements 
would probably have to be 
encouraged, rather than mandated 
however, taking into consideration 
the cond^ion of Maine's econom 
and the negative effect it may havo 
on implementing new programs 

Banks' *hird targeted poHcvissu e 
is one which he emphasizes in 
discussions with Brunswick voters 
and homeowners: property tax 
relief. Throughout the state, people 
are becoming agitated and 
frustrated with the increases in 
property taxes over the last ten to 
(Continued on page 27) 

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The Bowdoin Orient 

October 12, 1990 5 

Senior Spotlight 


Orient Staff 

On September 27, Senior Pub Night 
entertained the Class of 1991 with a 
special reunion performance from the 
legendary duo "John and Gabe." It 
marked their first public performance 
together in over a year. 

Over the past three years, most 
seniors have heard John Casertano 
'91 and Gabe Dorman '91 perform 
their many Grateful Dead renditions. 
According to Gabe, "We got started 
in a Grateful Oead mode our first 
year here, and we just can't get out of 
it!" Judging by the reactions of the 
Senior Class, most seem happy that 
they have not. 

Besides the Grateful Dead, John 
and Gabe enjoy listening to a wide 
variety of music. John also likes 
Country; Gabe is partial to Gospel 
and Blues. 

John and Gabe met during our first 
year at Bowdoin in an amusing 
manner. John was giving a 
presentation in the same class Gabe 
was in, when Gabe asked John to 
stand up and speak louder. John 
responded angrily: "1 am standing." 
They made amends after class, 
realized they both lived in Winthrop, 
and eventually decided to drop 
together at Psi-Uthe following spring. 
The rest is history. Now they live 
together in Georgetown. 

At Bowdoin, John and Gabe have 
played at a variety of places, and in a 
variety of conditions. Besides Pub 
Nights, they have played for various 
charity events, like Bear Aid, as well 
as fraternities like Kappa Sig, Chi Psi, 
and their very own Psi-U. 

When asked of their most 
pleasurable playing experience 

together, they mutually agree that 
playing at John's uncle's big, 
Italian Orthodox wedding was a 
lot of fun. Gabe also noted a 
performance that he gave for 500 
Tibetians in a disco as a memorable 
experience last spring while he 
was studying abroad. 

This past summer Gabe was a 
short-order cook in Freeport. He 
now coins himself as, "one of the 
best short-order cooks around." 
When he was not refining his 
culinary skills, he could often be 
heard playing at Joshua's Tavern 
with another Class of '91 music 
great, "Stoole" Brown. 

Next year they both plan on 
returning to India where each 
spent a semester studying. John, a 
history major and psychology 
minor, hopes to study religion and 
myth in Central India. Gabe, a 
history major and African- 
American studies minor, would 
like to work with Tibetian refugees 
in Northern India. 

Until the next show at Senior 
Pub Night, keep your eyes and 
ears open for John and Gabe. They 
are two great, down-to-earth guys 
playing a lot of good music. 

This is the new Orient bi-weekly 
feature entitled SENIOR 
SPOTLIGHT. We are now 
accepting nominations for those 
seniors who have demonstrated 
exceptional abilities in extra- 
curricular activities at Bowdoin. 
This could be an art exhibition, a 
musical, an athletic event, a recital, 
community service work, etc. 
Please submit all nominations 
throughout the year to, on behalf 
of the senior class. Lance Conrad, 
MU Box 118. 

Big brother/sister helps 

Bowdoin students find siblings away from 


Orient Staff 

While growing up, having a 
big brother or big sister around 
can make a difference in the 
quality of a young person's life. 
The support and attention 
given by Bowdoin student 
volunteers in the BigBrot hers/ 
Big Sisters program can mean 
the same to their little brothers 
and sisters from the Brunswick 

According to Ann Pierson, 
faculty coordinator of the 
program, the activity is one of 
the oldest and most popular 
ones on campus. This year, 
approximately sixty first-time 
participants attended the 
recommended training session, 
and, in Edition, two or three 
dozen upperclass students 
continue to spend time with 
their kittles" from other years. 

The philosophy of the 
program comes from the idea 
that by gtvingto someone who 
has special needs, the volunteer 
is able to get away from the 
regular routine of college fife 
♦ and get back something 

"Littles" are chosen from 
elementary school students in 
the Brunswick area who have 
been singled Out as need) ng an 
extra boost from an outside 
source, The TLittfe* may come 
fromaone-parent home.alow- 
Lncome family, possibly even 

he might simply be shy and in need 
of a positive role model. 

Parents, teachers, or guidance 
counselors concerned about the 
development of these students send 
their names to a central counselor, 
who tries to pair the children with 
Bowdoin volunteers. 

Bowdoin students typically sign 
up to participate in the early fall, 
and then attend a short training 
session In which they are instructed 
on how to deal with problems they 
might encounter whh the "littles". 

In general, no screening of 
applicants takes place; an 
assumption is made that if students 
are at Bowdoin, they will be good 
candidates for the posltions-The Big 
Brother/Big Sister meets with the 
parenKs) of the potential "Little" 
and ifeveryone feels that the match 
is successful, the Big Brother/Big 
Sister meets with the "Little"" one- 

Every campus activity which is 
free to students is also free to 
"Littles" visiting with Bowdoin 
students, so many times they are 
treated to dinner at the Tower, a 
football or hockey game, or a trip to 
the Arctic Museum. The general 
advice given is to meet with the 
"Little" for oneor two hours a week. 
The commitment does not need to 
be demanding, and allows for 
consistency on the part of the 
volunteer. "We try to make sure the 
volunteer activity does not interfere 
in any way with schoolwork, which 
Is the main focus of students at 

area youth 


for the volunteer, the student 
always has a way of gettingout 
of the commitment," remarks 

Besides simply taking their 
"Littles" to events, the 
volunteers give support to 
younger children who need it. 
"We can't expect to change a 
kid's life once a week in a couple 
of hours...We can try to be a 
friend, listen to their problems, 
and try to build self-esteem," 
explains Craig Roberts, student 
co-coordinartorof the program, 
who has had his "Little" for 
three years. Ideally, a long-term 
relationship can develop, 
which can even continue past 
graduation, and the program 
offers a way for the Bowdoin 
and Brunswickcommunitiesto 
work together for a common 


Due to the large interest 
displayed by Bowdoin 
volunteers, the program will 
hold an additional spring 
trainingsession for any student 
interested in getting involved 
at that time. It is possible for 
students wishing to volunteer 
before spring, however, to go 
to Sills 106 and ask for an 
application and a copy of a 
training video. Volunteers' 
applications will be processed 
and a counselors will try to 
locate a "Little" as soon as one 

is identified. 


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October 12, 1990 

The Bowdoin Orient 

Climbers practice on the practice wall. Photo by Marisa Langston. 


Proctors make life easier 


Orient Staff 

Proctors play an important part 
in the residential life at Bowdoin. 
Their job entails big 
responsibilities, but it gives plenty 
of paybacks. 

Heather Bartlett '92, a proctor at 
Winthropexplained that she really 
enjoys living with the people on 
her floor. "Everyone leaves their 
doors open and everyone talks to 
each other. It really worked out 
well." While she says that she is 
responsible for discipline/'it's not 
like you're a police woman, you 
respect and like each other." 

Proctor-proctee relationships 
can be rewarding for both sides. 
Heather Mackay '94 and Michelle 
Comeau '94 explained that not only 
does their proctor (Bartlett) help 
with maintenance problems, but 
she is a good person to talk to and 
"to ask stupid questions that we'd 
be embarrassed to ask anybody 
else, like where you sign up for 

"We watch movies, hang out 
and we've gotten to meet other 
people through Heather." Melody 
Farrin '92, an exchange from Smith 

also living in Winthrop, agreed 
that "it made coming to a new 
school a lot easier." 

Although being a proctor has 
many advantages, it's not all fun 
and games. "As a proctor, you're 
more aware of vandalism, and 
problems that may come up," 
explained Michael Bresnick '92, 
the proctor of the first floor of 
Coleman. With repeated fire 
alarms and phones being pulled 
out of the walls, these problems 
can create some stress. Bresnick 
feels that being a proctor is not an 
easy job, but it is more positive 
than negative. "I've met a lot of 
people. As a junior, I wanted to 
make some new friends. There 
are some good people in our 

There are 28 proctors for the 4 
houses and 6 dorms that house 
more than half of the students at 
Bowdoin. To become a proctor, 
one must have good 
communication skills, availability 
and enthusiasm to help others. 
Proctor selection begins in 
February, and interested students 
can contact the Dean of Students 
office for more information about 
the process. 

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Monday - Saturday, 7 am til 1 1 pm 

Serving beer, wine and spirits 'til 1 am 

Parent's Weekend Special -*v 

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cup of fish chowder, native steamed 
clams, a pound and a quarter of hot 

boiled Maine lobster, choice of 
potato & salad $15.95 j 

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Mon-Sat 7pm- 1:30am, Sun 12-1 lpm 

Live Entertainment this weekend 

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Outing club offers best of outdoors 

Students experience the wonders of the great Maine outdoors 

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Orient Staff 

Does the brisk chill in the air and 
the panoramic colors of autumn 
make you long to put aside your 
books and get off campus for a 
weekend or even for just the day? 
Have you ever wanted to see some 
of those beautiful lakes, mountains, 
beaches, and state parks that make 
Maine "Vacationland?" If so, make 
your way to the second floor of 
Sargeant Gymnasium to sign up 
for one or more of the various trips 
offered by the Bowdoin Outing 

This organization, totalling well 
over two-hundred members, is the 
largest on campus, and it has much 
to offer both experienced outdoor 
enthusiasts and beginners alike. 

*» sponsors trips in six different 

areas-hiking, canoeing, rock 
climbing, road biking, mountain 
biking, and winter camping, with a 
specific student in charge of each 
d ivision. There are also fifty student 
trip leaders who have undergone a 
training program and gained 
experience in the various areas in 
order to serve as guides on the trips. 
To become a member, one must 
pay fifteen dollars in dues. This 
money is used to pay for parts of the 
new Outing Club cabin in Monson, 
Maine, buying food and other 
necessities for trips, and purchasing 
a wide variety of outdoor 
equipment, such as sleeping bags, 

?3ves, tents, cross-country skis, all 
which is at the disposal of 

Co-president of the club, John 
McClelland '91 emphasizes "our 
trips and classes are open to 
everyone, not just those who have 

paid dues." One need only be a 
member to rent equipment from 
the equipment room, which is 
located inthebasementof Appleton 
Hall. Also new to the Outing Club 
this year, along with its student- 
built cabin in Monson, is the house 
at 30 College Street, the "Earth 
House." The club is sharing the 
house with the Druids. According 
to McClelland the house "serves a s 
a more informal setting for pre-trip 
meetings, classes for the leadership 
program, and reunion dinners for 
past trip participants." 

There are obviously many fun 
and adventurous ways to enjoy the 

outdoors with theOuting Club, and 
McClelland encourages anyone 
who is interested to sign up either 
as a member or just for a trip or two 
at theOutingClubofficein Sergeant 

Neil Rolde visits Bowdoin to campaign 


Orient Staff 

During lunch Tuesday, students 
had something more interesting 
than the messages inside the No 
Smoking signs to consider. 
Democratic Senatorial candidate 
Neil Rolde made the rounds, 
shaking hands and discussing his 
candidacy against incumbent 
Senator William Cohen. 

Prior to his lunch-time 
campaigning, Rolde granted the 
Orient an interview, during which 
he discussed a national health care 
plan and the current budget debate 
in the Congress. 

Rolde has embraced a national 
health care plan similar to Canada's 
as the central issueof his campaign. 
"If I get elected," predicted Rolde, 
"the media's going to say that this is 
the issue that elected me, and that's 

Rolde also said that, if elected on 
the basis of such a campaign, his 
fellow members of Congress would 
have to acknowledge the 
importance of health care to the 
American people. "It would be a 
strong argument to.. .pick up allies," 
said Rolde. 

Rolde said his system of national 
health care, based closely on 
Canada's system of socialized 
medicine, would abolish all 
insurance companies while 
providing health care to every 
individual. "Health care is not a 
privilege," said Rolde, "it's a right." 

"Currently we have the most 
expensive system in the world," said 
Rolde, "but 40 million people don't 
have (health insurance)." 

A national system would not 

require increased 

taxes or further 

complicate the 

budget fight in 

Congress, said 

Rolde, but would 

reduce the 

bureaucracy and 

expense of 


In 1970, the 

year Canada 

implemented its 

socialized system 

of health care, 

both the United 

States and 

Canada spent 

similar portions 

of their Gross 

National Product 

(GNP), on health 

care, according to ~ .. _ .. Z~~ 
r. u i im Neil Rolde. Photo 
Rolde. In 1971, 

the cost of Canada's health care 
"went up to 85% of their GNP but 
levelled off. Char's right now is at 
1 1.5%. ..and that is the highest in the 

Rolde also answered charges by 
Cohen that such a health care system 
would require tax increases of $240 
billion. "He doesn't subtract the 
amount of health premiums and out 
of pocket expenses saved," said 
Rolde, "which amounts to $378 

According to Rolde, another $58 
billion would be saved by changing 
the health care administrative 
structure to resemble Canada's 
single payer model. Canada has one 
body that pays the medical 
employees and resolves patient 

A national health care system 

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would result in reduced wages for 
doctors and specialists, 
acknowledged Rolde, but he said 
the Physicians for National Health 
Care and the College of Physicians 
supported this system. In addition, 
continued Rolde, the American 
Association of Retired People and 
the AFL/CIOhave made healthcare 
"their number one issue." 

"The health insurancecompanies 
should look upon me as a savior," 
joked Rolde, "because they're 
always screaming that they're 
losing money." 

Rolde also called the supply-side 
economics of Reagan a "drastic 
failure" which the Congress is just 
now trying to remedy. "The top 5% 
get tax cuts while nine out of ten 
people pay more taxes than before 
the 1986 tax cuts." 

Rolde also decried the regressive 
nature of the present income tax 
which he said drops from 33% to 
28% for people earning more than 
$1 00,000 a year. Rolde said he would 
increase the top taxation rate to 35%, 
which would "bring in enough 
revenue to avoid Medicare cuts and 
those frighten the hell out of me." 

Rolde said if elected he would 
work to reduce taxesthat "crucified 
the working classes...while leaving 
the wealthy unscathed." 

"Eventually you've to pay the 
bill," said Rolde, 'The feel good era 
has come to an end. We've got to 
turn around and change the 
direction the country's going in." 

The Bowdoin Orient 

October 12, 1990 

Bowdoin Politics 1990 Bowdoin Poijtics 1990 Bowdoin Politics 1990 Bowdoin Politics 1990 Bowd oin Politics 

Executive Board prepares for 'year of change 1 

Suzanne Gunn '93 

My goal is to open up 
communication between students, 
administration and faculty. 

1 believe the diversity issue must 
be addressed by Bowdoin' s 
students, faculty and 

administration. However, as the 
chair of Exec Board, it is not my 
place to specify an opinion. 

I believe the problems at Bowdoin 
that need to be addressed are: the 
grading system, sexism, diversity, 
and lack of com munication between 
students and the administration. I 
believe the solutions lie in first trying 
to meet with and communicate 

Rebekah Smith '93 

My first main goal while serving 
on the Exec Board isto help facilitate 
the link between the students and 
the Board, and to restore the board 

regularly with the administration. 
Then, if that does not work, go 
forward with student opinion and 

to be the true voice of the students. 
My second goal is to get organized 
and let the student body know that 
we want to help them with concerns, 
problems and /or issues. My third 
goal is to pass the revamped student 
constitution and get student input. 

I think diversity is an important 
concern here at Bowdoin. The 
coalition for diversity is a very 
important group. Diversity is 
necessary, and the Exec Board 
would like to help facilitate change. 

A big current problem that needs 
tobeaddressed is the issue of grades. 
There are many avenues that can be 
taken. We need to help organize 
students. The sentiment is out there, 
it just needs to be organized. 

Mark Thompson '92 

My major goal as a member of 
the Exec Board is to increase contact 
between the student body and the 
administration. In the past, the 
administration has not responded 
properly to student concern. This 
issue will be especially when the 
grading system is reevaluated. 

I feel that diversity is important 
for the Bowdoin College 
community. Although it is an 
important issue, however, 

John Ghanotakis '94 

My goal while on the Exec Board 
is to gain general perspective of the 
College while serving the interests 
peculiar to the student body. As a 
freshman on the Board, I feel that 
my position should primarily be 
one of education and experience; 
but due to the tremendous changes 
being invoked within the college, 1 
would like to play an active role in 
tempering possible irresponsibility 
and rapidity of such changes. I 
would like to aid and abet the 
traditional values and innovative 
ideas of Bowdoin, such as the four 
point grading system and see that 
they exist for future students. 

Jim Carenzo '93 

My goals on the Exec Board are 
to be a representative of the student 
body through which their opinions 
can be voiced to the administration 
and to improve the college through 
- any means that the Executive Board 
allows me to. 

I think it would be nice to see a 
more diverse student body and 
faculty. However, I would not like 
to see reverse discrimination take 
place with thebest person not being 
accepted and /or hired. 

A big problem at Bowdoin is 
student apathy. I think the Board 
needs to serve as more of a liaison 
between the students and faculty/ 
administration and as a promoter 
of school elections and the general 

Ara Cohen '93 

While serving on the Exec Board, 
one of my main goals is to have 
student concerns heard more by 
using the Executive Board as an 
institutionalized "speaker's corner." 
My second goal is to serve as an 
easily accessible representative to 
students. My third goal is to act as a 
liaison between students and the 
administration. Furthermore, in 

I feel that the alteration of 
Bowdoin's grading system is a big 
problem at Bowdoin right now 
which not only needs to be 
addressed, but requires direct 
action. The four-point system 
represents and fosters something 
awesome. The system mirrors the 
philosophy of the college. The four- 
point system is Bowdoin, meaning 
the student body. The Executive 
Board can be effective in gathering 
student strength into one concrete 
blockade that will tell the faculty 
that the four-point grading system 
is essential to the true characters of 
the Bowdoin College and its student 

Suzanne Walker '91 

My main goal on the Exec Board 
is on a personal level, just to check it 
out and see how it runs. 

On a more ideological level, it's to 
increase the Executive board's 
accessibility. It would be great to 
see more students utilize the Exec 
Board to its fullest potential as a 
vehicle of communication and 

Diversity is sorely needed here at 
Bowdoin. (And might I add that if I 
hear one more person offering up 
the faculty agreement that it is 
inherent in a concerted effort on 
Bowdoin's part to diversify the 
faculty istheloweringofstandards, 
I'm going to puke.) 

The biggest problem at Bowdon 
is student drive/motivation to 
embrace change. You tell me.... 
time I would also like to open up 
better lines of communication with 
the faculty. 

Clearly, a lack of diversity is 
present at Bowdoin, and measures 
should be taken to change the 
situation. I am rather frightened, 
however, by the seemingly hostile 
and extremist attitudes held by 
many within mecollegecommunity. 

Gray Rothkopf '91 

Though I realize that this cannot 
be done in even one year, my goal is 
to sponsor a concerted effort, one 
involving representatives from the 
entire Bowdoin community, for the 
purpose of accomplishing a set of 
collective goals not limited to 
diversifying faculty and removing 
the sexist and racist elements from 
the campus through education and 

promote sexism and racism, such 
as fraternities and sororities, that 
glorify a nefarious past by their very 

Gerald Jones '92 

My goals at the executive board 
are to get the board to full strength 
before second semester, to show 
the Exec Board the proper channels 
to getting things done, and to take 
care of old business from last year 
and leave nothing open ended 
before second semester. 

I am totally in favor of gender 
neutral language. I feel that every 
group and organization (Women, 
BGLAD, Hispanics, Jews, blacks, 
and any other minority like Asians) 
have the right to equal say and 
representation in our Bowdoin 
community as well as everywhere. 
But we have to start somewhere 
and here is as good as any. 

There is a lack of communication 
between theadministration and the 
students. If the board is at full 
strength, they can bridge this gap 
and the two can work together and 

ISSSZ&am '93 

My goal is to help make the Exec 
Board a more effective instrument 
of change and communication on 
campus. We must continue the 
momentum begun last year by 
completing the new constitution so 
that it can be implemented as soon 
as possible.. 

I believe Bowdoin's current 
problems are: grades, sexism, 
diversity, and the social life. All of 
theseproblemscan at least be begun 
to be solved through improved 
communication. The Exec Board 
and other campus groups can help 
increase dialogue by sponsoring 
discussions between students, 
faculty and administration, where 
problems can be debated and 

Bowdoin's academic standards 
should not be severely 
compromised by an over-zealous 
drive for diversity. . • 

I feel that a big problem that needs 
to be addressed is the issue of the 
grading system. The only way to 
keep the grades the way they are is 
to put direct pressure on the faculty 
and administration. I also think that 
student-administration contact is 
another problem that needs to be 

Rebekah Eubanks '93 

My goal as an Executive Board 
member is to help maximize 
communication between the 
student body and the 
administration. I would also like to 
see more student involvement 
dealing with the issues that concern 

Bowdoin needs more diversity, 
especially among the faculty, but 
without sacrificing its high 
standards. No matter what the 


Diversity is only important in that 
it helps to bring us to a greater 
understanding of ourselves as one 
race, brother and sister, respectful 
of each other'sdiffering experience, 
unashamedly curious. While we 
continue to think of our individual 
selves only as belonging to this or 
that group, while we continue to 
label ourselves, we will never be 

biases; never be able to view an 
individual as themselves, but only 
as some facet of the group they've 

Noah Litton '94 

My main goal while on the Exec 
Board is to better inform myself 
and my classmates about what's 
going on in Bowdoin. 

While it is important for the 
faculty to diversify, it is also 
important for Bowdoin to at least 
maintain its present high level of 
faculty. Race should not be an issue 
unless it comes down to two equally 
qualified candidates. It would also 
be beneficial on the part of Bo wdoin 
to increase teacher salaries (at least 
comparable to tuition increases) in 
order to attract even better 

The issues of grading policy is 
the one of the biggest problems at 
Bowdoin. The Exec Board can 
convince the administration to have 
another faculty voteand to get them 
to consider the students voices 
more. .. 

Sacha Bacro '94 

My main goal on the Exec Board 
is to discover to some extent what 
exactly goes on within the 
framework of the Bowdoin Student 
government and to promote the 
Exec, board as a go-between the 
students and faculty, because 
students need to be aware of us as a 
governing body. 

I feel that Bowdoin college should 
in any way, broaden its diversity in 
terms of faculty, curriculum, and 
student body. 

A final decision in the issue of 
fraternities and campus-wide 
parties. The Executive board could 
take a more active role in the 
settlement of this dispute, whether 
as a mediator or an active 

monetary cost of finding quality 
diverse faculty, I feel Bowdoin 
needs to accomplish this 
immediately since diversity is an 
integral part of a good college 
education and experience. 

Bowdoin has a big need for more 
school sponsored social activities 
for the weekends. If the Exec Board 
can strengthen the communication- 
between the students and the 
administration, this need can be 
effectively related and solved. 

adopted. Let us respect each other's 
cultures, thoughts, feelings and 
bodies but realize our sometimes 
joyous, sometimes disappointing, 
always overwhelming sameness. 
However, how can Bowdoin gain 
diversity , especially when the 
administration seems more likely to 
be cutting than hiring staff? This is a 
tough question. With a change in 
the student body there will come a 

the situation demands, in an 
economic fashion. 

Romelia Leach '94 

My goals are to increase people's 
awareness of the Exec Board as to 
the things that we do, by increasing 
our involvement with the student 
body on issues that directly affect 
all of us as a whole. 

Diversity, in my opinion, is an 
integral part of any institution. It is 
an issue that Bowdoin is lacking in. 
I think that there are two very big 
problems at Bowdoin. They are 
diversity and fraternities. I don't 
think that there is a definitive 
solution to either problems. On the 
issue of diversity the best path to 
follow is to adopt a plan that will 
bring diversified members and 
courses to the college. As to what 
the plan is that remains to be 
discussed. As for fraternities, 
whatever the decision is, everyone 
won't be happy. What the final plan 
of attack will be has yet to be 

Mark Schulze, 93 

Our biggest problem at Bowdoin 
is ignorance and 

misunderstanding . We must learn 
to work together in this school if 
we wish to make it better. We 
must incorporate the students, 
faculty, and administration into a 
family. Sure, we can have 
disagreements, but constant 
fighting and bickering is not the 
solution. Let's learn to 
communicate our ideas, forge 
closer ties with others in the 
community and give Bowdoin a 
little direction to carry us into the 
nineties. . Let's look at what's best 
for the school in the long run. The 
189th academic year should be 
remembered as a time of building, 

not hasty change. 


October 12, 1990 

The Bowdoin Oneni 

From Brunswick to Bowdoin.... 


Orient Asst. News Editor 

They stand accused. They are 
afraid to be independent, afraid to 
leave home. Some students 
question whether these people have 
even left home. They've been 
labeled as "campus townies", 
"mamma's boys", and "daddy's 

They are residents of the 
Brunswick community who 
currently attend Bowdoin and, after 
talking with them, it is evident that 
the previous stereotypes simply do 
not withstand scrutiny. 

Furthermore, these students have 
no long-distance phone bills to 
speak of, the option of a home- 
cooked meal at their disposal, and 
packing to return home is about as 
stressful as adjusting to their new 
college town. 

Theeaseof adjustment, however, 
comes to a halt as soon as the 
students set foot on campus. 
According to Don Weafer, '93, 
whose sister Kim iscurrently a first- 
year student at Bowdoin, 
"Anybody who's ever taken a walk 
downtown can see that Brunswick 
and Bowdoin are two entirely 
different places." 

Jessica Guptill, also a sophomore, 
adds, "I had to make new friends, 
learn where classes were located 
and the names of buildings just like 

Would you go to college in your own home town? 

"I would never go to school in 
my own town - I'd done 
everything there was to do in 
Concord by the time I was age 
twelve." -Dave Rhines, '94, 
Concord, NH 

"No way! Dad could stop by 
on his way home from work." - 
Marshall Carter, '91 , Chappaqua, 


. The reason I chose to come here 
was to get away from home. But if 
for some reason I had to go back, I 
wouldn't be concerned, becausethe 
University in my hometown 
provides a quality education." -Keri 
Saltzman, '93, Omaha, NE 

"Absolutely not. Part of going to 
college is not only growing 

everyone else." Although Cuptill 
said she had to adjust to a new 
school, she said she "did n't have the 
possibility of being homesick." 

Regarding the matter of not being 
ready to leave home, it seems these 
students are here not because they 
cannot bear the thought of weaning 
themselves from the homestead, but 
because they do not see the 
proximity of their families as any 
kind of a threat or drawback. Kim 
Weafer states, "1 grew up in an 
extremely close family. I never hid 
anything from my parents, so 1 
didn't feel like I had to get away 
from them." 

Add itional inquiry further reveals 
a common thread of confidence on 
the part of each student utilizing 
their homes and families as positive 
options, rather than negative 
hindrances. Tim Record, '92, says, 
"No one in my family would ever 
just drop by and say hi at a random 

time, and I don't go home any more 
than the average person, but it's 
there if I need it, which is great." 

Greg Lennox, '93, agrees. "If I 
need a quiet place to go and unwind, 
1 have that immediate option, where 
most people don't. Also, my dad 
and I have become a lot closer since 
I ' ve been here - we ski together a lot 
during the winter. I love spending 
time with him, and I wouldn't be 
able to if I was farther away." 

But is there a trade-off? Was 
anything sacrificed when these 
students made the decision they 
did? "I see my parents probably 
once a week, and sometimes I think 
it would be a neat experience to go 
home for Thanksgiving not having 
been there for three months," 
Lennox thinks. Record's only 
negative reaction is "seeing 
everyone take off for home during 
breaks, while I never leave the 

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The Bowdoin Orient 

October 12, 1990 


The Jody Grind cranks out an inspiring sound 

BY KIMBERLY ECKHART awav in the «»rvi™» "V™, u*a „ *-* 


Orient Arts Editor 

It's a rare occasion when the 
warm-up band tor a concert gets a 
better reception than the main 
attraction, but last Saturday night 
was one of those times. The jody 
grind band not only warmed up 
the audience but set them afire with 
a bluesy-folky-country- Spanish- 
sound that was extremely 

The jody grind band is a Georgia 
based quartet. Led by the powerful 
full throaty voice of Kelly Hogan 
Murray, this band sings a unique 
range of tunes tackling with 
amazing dexterity everything from 
Duke Ellington blues to Louis 
Jourdan jive to Violent Femmes 
type thrash to country swing to 
jazz. Murray is backed up by the 
interesting instrumental 

combination of Walter Brewer on 

drums, Robert Hayes on standup in a word unforgettable 

away in the service. "You had a 
good girl when you left," they'd 
sing, "but Jody's got her now." 

The band's program included 
some new "experimental" songs as 
well as many of the songs off of 
their recently released debut album 
One Man's Trash Is Another Man's 
Treasure . Such songs as the flashy 
forceful Eight Ball, the throbbing 
and pulsating Peter Gunn, the strong 
tempo changing title song One 
Man's Trash, and the new heartfelt 
ballad On The Fourth Of July really 
brought the house down. Too bad 
it's unheard of for a warm up band 
to play an encore. 

The star of the evening was 
definitely Murray's voice. With 
incredible ease, she moved from 
one style to another. Murray's 
ability to convey such emotion and 
power in such a wide range of 
musical mediums is definitely a 
tribute to her artistic maturity and 
versatility. Voices like Murray's are 

The Jody Grind. 

bass, and Bill Taft on guitar, banjo, 
and occasionally vocals. 

The band derives its name from 
an expression that goes back to 
WWII. The GIs would use it to 
describe a guy who was making 
out with his wife while he was 

Murray's singing like the album 
feels effortless and beautiful. This is 
a band that is definitely going places. 
If you missed the concert then all is 
not lost, for you can still buy the 
album and experience a strikingly 
original music of the jody grind. 

Bath's Chocolate Church hosts 
Robert Harling's Steel Magnolias 

** Merest 

Steel Magnolias, known by most 
as a movie, is actually based on a 
play by Robert Harling which 
opened off Broadway in 1987. 

This warm and witty look into 
the lives of six southern women 

starts its run at The Center for the The lives, loves, marriages, births 

Arts at the Chocolate Church and deaths shared by these six 

Friday, October 19, 1990. women weave a story that cannot 

Playwright Robert Harling grew help but touch all those who see it. 

up in the south, and his characters This Studio Theatre Production, 

reflect his keen observation and directed by Thorn Watson plays 

insight. Studio Theatre players Friday and Saturday evenings at 

Claudia Hughesof South Portland, 8:00 p.m.(October 19, 20, 26, 27) 

Renee Lamarre and Stacy Theberge and Sunday afternoons at 3:00 

of Brunswick, Nancy E.H. Durgin 
and Suzanne Rankin of Wiscasset, 
and Janet Mecca of Windsor, are 
faced with the challenging roles 
which Harling's poignant script 

p.m.(October 21 and 28 ). 

Tickets are $8 and $10 and are 
available at TheCenter for the Arts, 
Mac Beans Music in Brunswick, and 
BIW Employees' Federal Credit 

Current exhibitions 

owdoin Coleoe 

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Friday and Saturday 
Admission: $2.50 
free w/ Bowdoin I.D. 

Pickard Theater 

From Durer to Picasso: Five 
Centuries of Master Prints from a 
Private Collection 

October 5 through December 9, 
1 990- Temporary Exhibition Gallery 
Bowdoin College Museum of Art. 
Included in this major exhibition 
are more than ninety works from a 
major private collection of 
European master prints. Durer, 
Hendrick, Goltzius, Rembrandt, 
Canaletto, Tiepolo, Goya, Daumier, 
Manet, Redon, and Picasso are 
among the artists whose prints are 
included in rare and beautiful 

Twentieth-Century Art from the 

Through March 31, 1991- 
Twentieth Century Gallery 
Bowdoin College Museum of Art. 
Up until now Bowdoin's varied 
collection of twentieth-century 
European and American painting, 
sculpture, drawing, and 
photographs has not had a gallery 
of its own. This extended showing 
provides a great opportunity for 
one to study works dating from 
WWI to the present day. Among 
the artists included will be Jacques 
Villon, Lyonel Feininger, Marsden 
Hartley, Marguerite and William 
Zorach, Andrew Wyeth, and Alex 

Nineteeenth-Century European 
Works on Paper 

October 2 through November 4, 
1990 -John A. and Helen P. Becker 
Gallery, Bowdoin College Art 
Museum. This exhibition features 
selections from the permanent 
collection of nineteenth-century 
prints and drawings. It surveys 
representative works from 
neoclassicism to post- 
impressionism, including 
examples by Blake, Goya, Manet, 
Renoir, Cezanne, and Toulouse- 
Lautrec. Highlights of the 
exhibition are recent acquisitions 
such as Cogniet's The Abduction of 
Rebecca by Brian de Bois-Guilbert, 
Chasseriau's . Apollo and Daphne, 
Degas' On Stage III, and Rodin's 

Charles Martin: New Yorker Artist 
October 6 through December 
9, 1990- Portland Museum of Art. 
A long-time summer resident of 
Monhegan Island, Charles Martin 
recently settled in Portland. Works 
included in this exhibition depict 
his days on Monhegan, as well as 
his life in the New York area. 
Among the colorful and vivid 
works in the exhibition are Martin's 
New Yorker covers as well as a 
series he did with a satirical twist 
on the aspects of war. 

10 October 12, 1990 

The Bowdoin Ori ent 

Musical ensemble performs 
in Bowdoin Chapel 

The Musicians of Swanne Alley, 
a sextet which plays Elizabethan 
music on the original instruments, 
will perform in the Bo wdoin College 
Chapel on Wednesday, October 17, 
at 7:30 p.m. 

The performance, which is 
entitled "Italy in England, Some 
Common Ground," explores the 
influence of Italian music and 
musicians in England in the 
sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. 

During the Elizabethan and 
Jacobean eras, Italian manners and 
music were very much in vogue 
and consequently they had a 
tremendous influence upon the 
music being produced at this time. 

The Italian styles and their 
English hybrid s, as well as the music 
of both Italian and English 
composers will be included in the 

The performance will be divided 
intoninedifferentsections: Popular 
Tunes(Someyearoflate in '88, Orlando 
Sleeveth, My Lady Hunsdon's Puffe, 
Stingo) ; Ayres to the LutdSleep 
Slumb'ringeyes, Fair in a morn, Thyrsis 
and Milla) ; Italian Musk for Winds 
(Madonna se'l morire, Galliard, 
Fantasia) ; Lute Solo (Mignarda, 
Fantasit) ; Lessons for Consort (A 
lieta vita. Sola Soletta, In Nomine 
Pavan, Galliard to in Nomine, La 
Coranto) ; Lute Duets of John 
Johnson (Moderno, Short Almoin i, 

Chi Passu) ; Italian Song in England 
(A la Cocoa, Ahi che sacrecse'in me 
I'usato, Crud' Amarylli, Lacrimar 
sempre) ; Italian Divisions^ Ben qui si 
mostra'l del, La Monica) ; to a Happy 
LifeM lieta vita, Greensleeves, Joyne 

The Musicians of Swanne Alley 
were co-founded by Lyle 
Nordstrom and Paul O'Dette, who 
wanted to revitalize the 
performance of the Elizabethan 
consort literature. 

The group makes use of a variety 
of instruments from the time period, 
including violas, violins, pandoras, 
citterns, recorder and the lute. The 
Musicians of Swanne Alley are 
Emily Van Evera (soprano, flute, 
recorder) Christel Thielmann (viola, 
recorder) Paul C Dette (lute, 
theorbo) Patricia Adams 
Nordstrom (cittern, recorder) Lyle 
Nordstrom (pandora, lute, 
recorder) David Douglass (violin, 
recorder). The group recently 
released the album In the Streets and 
Theatres of London, on the Virgin 
Classics label. 

The performance is open to the 
public, but seating is limited and by 
ticket only. 

Tickets are free with a Bowdoin 
ID, $10 for the general public and 
$8 for seniors, and are available in 
advance at the Events Office, 
Moulton Union. 


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Friday, October 12, Smith 
Auditorium, 7:30 and 10:00 p.m. 
Parenthood was chosen for 
Bowdoin's Parent's Weekend 
with the optimistic hope that it 
would offer something to both 
generations of viewers. It has 
been years since Jason Robards 
offered anything of substance on 
film, and here he presides over a 
large and very fractured brood 
of warring children and relatives. 
Steve Martin, painfully funny in 
any film, is more complex here 
than usual, endearingly pitiful 
as he spins out of control in a 
frantic over-fulfillment of his 
V^pa rental duties. For added effect. 

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Rick Moranis 

drills his baby 
daughter inKafka, a not-too-bright 
toddler gets his head stuck in a 
chair, and Martin pioneers a now 
on-the-road technique in stress 

The Graduate 

USA 1967 115 minutes 

Saturday, October 13, Smith 
Auditorium, 7:30 and 10:00 p.m. 
One of the greatest critical 
successes of all time, The Graduate, 
rocketed Dustin Hoffman to 
stardom with his portrayal of the 
inexperienced college graduate 
who returns home to his affluent, 
insensitive parents, has an affair 
with his parents' neurotic, 
alcoholic neighbor and ends up 

falling in love with her daughter 
Director Mike Nichols garnered 
/nVOscar for his imaginative 
^/brilliant direction of his 
commentary on American values, 
the generation gap and late '60s 

La Dolce Vita 

Italy 1961 180 minutes 
Wednesday, October 17 

Kresge Auditorium, 3:30 and 8:00 
p.m. Director Federico Fellini's 
Oscar-winning film exposes the 
decadent side of Roman society 
as seen through the eyes of a 
cynical journalist who searches 
for sensational items for his 
scandal sheet. In Italian with 

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Sunday fun run 

On Sunday afternoon at 1:30pm, the 
Senior Class is sponsoring a 5K (3.1 mile) 
Fun Run to benefit the United Way of 
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on Sunday from 12:30pm until race time. 

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The Bowdoin Orient 

October 12, 1990 13 


Several factors lead to an increase in tuition/fees 


Orient staff 

• Why must we pay more? Several 
students have been asking why the 
cost of attendance has increased 
within a year from $20,200 dollars 
to $21,900 (8.4 percent). Some stu- 
dents attribute 
escalation of 
costs to the nine 
million debt of 
Farley Field 
House. Others 
such increase to the four million 
debt of the Hatch Science Library. 
These assumptions are partially 

The cost of attendance includes 
estimated costs of travel for stu- 
dents; student activity fees; the 
average cost of books; room; board; 
tuition; and expenses. This money 
is received by the treasurer of the 
college along with endowment 
sources and appropriated to cover 
the expenses of the college. 

Some of the expenses covered by 
the endowment and student fees 
are instructor and administrative 
salaries; books requested for library 
and bookstore stock; workers' 
compensation; and social security. 
Other costs comprised include 
operational expenses (e.g., electric- 
ity, fuel, water); and expansion of 
research and athletic facilities at 
Bowdoin. It is also important to 
note that student health insurance 
increased 49% this year, affecting a 
portion of tuition increase. 

Fred J. Quivey,director of budg- 

ets, said that three 'ground rules' 
govern the allocation of funds and 
subsequent tuiton costs. 

Ground rule one calls for an 
upholding of the 'need-blind ad- 
mission practice.' The term 'need- 
blind admission practice' is a cliche 
for the budgetary function of the 
college. This function represents the 
payment of scholarships and grants 
through college revenues, allowing 
the acceptance of students regard- 
less of financial status. 

Ground rule two offers a system 
of salary compensation for faculty 
competing for positions within the 
18 selected Liberal Arts colleges. 
This system is known as the 4,5,6 
faculty salary compensation pro- 
gram. Bowdoin strives to maintain 
such rule in efforts to attract quality 
professorial staff. 

Ground rule three proposes that 
the college appropriate funds for 
the immediate maintenance and 
repair of College facilities; and other 
Physical Plant needs. Quivey said 
that in 1982*83 Bowdoin put forth 
$7.4 million dollars for building 
repairs, due to deferred mainte- 

"If for no more than aesthetic 
reasons, why put-off maintenance 
which can be completed now," 
commented Quivey. 

Quivey said that tuition and 
endowments typically cover a large 
portion of the college's operating 
fees. However, reinvestment stipu- 
lations and restricted endowments 
limit the extent in which such funds 
may be used. 

The five-year Capital Campaign 

What is FOCUS? 

"Putting into practice a lot of ideas you believe to be 
right is not embarrassing at all. It is gratifying not to 
have anything to be ashamed of when you go home at 


—Robert McNeil 

A Colby student and I shared some of our common interests last 
February when I learned that she was the the editor of the Focus 
section ** ThP Colbv Echo . She described the content of the section. 
I was sold — welcome to Focus. 

The purpose of the Orient's Focus section is to address issues on 
campus that affect students, faculty and staff, in one way or another. 
The section also hopes to examine where Bowdoin lies in the greater 
Bath-Brunswick area in regards to the various economical, political 

and social factors. .... , v ^ A ft<~ 

I have assembled a staff of curious and critical journalists^ After 
talking to the executive producer of Boston's National Public Televi- 
sion, I learned that a good journalist asks questions, and simply 
recordsthe answers. However, as human beings and students, weall 
have our own prejudices and biases. But as journalists, we must set 
aside these inclinations with the aim of reporting the truth. 

I feel that we have done that with our premier issue, exploring 
Bowdoin's financial status. Our first obligation is to you, the readers, 
not to prove any of our preconceived notions. The truth and facts 
speak for themselves. It is up to the reader to make a judgement, 
based upon the given information and analysis. 

Andrew Wheeler 

Focus Editor 

ended in December 1989. Under 
the direction of former President A. 
Leroy Greason, the goal was $56 
million. The amount raised equal- 
led $57.17 million, which brought 
the total amount of the college's en- 
downment to $144 million, as re- 
ported in the Sept. 5, 1990 issue of 
77k Chronicle of Higher Education Al- 
manac. Yet, this was not enough. 

Although Richard Seaman, Vice- 
President of Development, believes 
that gifts and sources of unrestricted 
funding are constantly sought; these 
monies are not solving Bowdoin's 
ills, however. 

"The budget (of Bowdoin Col- 
lege] is built around a variety of 
factors: income sources, expendi- 
ture levels, staff members, inflation 
. . ." said Seaman. 

Funds to pay for items such as 
professorial and administrative 
positions come neither solely from 
tuition nor endowment, but com- 
bined with the Alumni Fund, Par- 
ent Fund, and gifts from friends of 

In light of Bowdoin's deficit, and 
recent closing of a large campaign, 
Seaman said that there are no 
immediate projects scheduled to 
raise large sums of financial sup- 
port. Nontheless, his office will 
continue their "usual on-going 
fund-raising efforts - the Annual 
Giving program." 

Director of General Accounting, 
Martin Szydlowski commented: 

"We [members of Bowdoin Col- 
lege) are in a time of transition. 
We've completed a successful cam- 
paign that has allowed us to do 

The last ten years . . . 



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many things academically and fi- 
cially. However, we are living a bit 
beyond our means." 

Szydlowski suggested that the 
problem of Bowdoin's deficit and 
subsequent increase in student at- 
tendence fees rest not in one indi- 
vidual's decision, but in the com- 
pounding decisions of many. 

'The deficit is a collective prob- 
lem," he added. 

Szydlowski is responsible for the 
oversight of all accounts, systems, 
and functions of the college. He 
decides which endowment sources 
will pay for certain expenses. In 
addition to this workload, he ac- 
counts for the college's investments, 
reporting data to the Governing 

"Bowdoin has had excellent in- 
vestment returns, but needs to scru- 
tinize its growth as an institution," 
remarked Szydlowski. He also 
believed that the people involved 
in the governing of the college's 
appropriation of funds need to en- 
sure successful intertwining of the 
financial needs of the institution 
IBowdoin College] with the 'pro- 
gramatic' needs. 

With Bowdoin running a budget 
deficit for the last three years and 
with two major capital projects 
(Farley field House and the Hatch 
Science Library) remaining incom- 
pletely funded, one can assume that 
tuition will continue to rise. 

Bowdoin's financial woes 

(continued from page 1) 

fund a specific program or a 
student's scholarship. 

Frequently, the unrestricted 
funds are depleted quickly while 
the money allocated to restricted 
funds is spent, contingent on filling 
a specified need. As this pattern has 
developed, many in the college have 
spent at liberty. Often assuming that 
another area in the college has not 
spent its allotted budget, many in 
the college will then spend 
additional monies to meet the rising 
demands, according to Quivey. 
"This is spending blind," remarked 
Quivey. 'The Governing Board's 
theory (of dividing the monies in 
two ways) was excellent, but its 
application was faulty," continued 
Quivey, "This is not to say that we 
have bad administrators." In the 
future, Quivey has initiated a 
distribution formula, which is 
identical to the above framework, 
but with one exception — people can 
not spend a penny more than they 
are allocated. 

"It is clear that we have been 
operating beyond our needs," 
remarked Jane Jervis, dean of the 
college. She, however, believed that 
the college had "a genuine wish to 
have a top-notch everything." With 
this in mind, the Orient has learned 
that the Senior Staff, which includes 
the president, dean of faculty , dean 

of the college, dean for development, 
and the vice-president of planning, 
sent the 1989-90 proposed budget 
with a $988,000 deficit to the 
Governing Boards for approval. It 
was either incur a deficit or cut 
programs. The Governing Boards 
chose the former. 

Bowdoin is not the only college 
incurring a budget deficit for fiscal 
1990. "A sobering result," said James 
Kolesar, treasurer of Williams 
College, in reference to Williams' 
$1.25 million deficit. Kolesar said 
an increase in medical and legal 
costs, combined with a shortfall of 
expected revenue, attributed to the 
deficit. Amherst College with a 
$859,000 deficit also had to pay for 
added medical costs. 

Cm the other hand, Colby College 
and Bates College reported a small 
excess of revenue to expenditure 
for fiscal 1990, $44,000 and $200,000, 
respectively. "We budget very 
conservatively," said Doug 
Reinhardt, treasurer for Colby. 

What happens if budget deficits 
continue? Can Bowdoin always tap 
into the quasi endowment? Some 
are concerned with the present 
situation, including Edwards. To 
rectify the situation, Edwards plans 
to initiate a Strategic Planning Task 
Force to identify the priorities of the 
College. Along with some members 
of the faculty, senioradministration, 

President Robert H. Edwards 

and students, Edwards would chair 
the Task Force, which hopes to 
report to the College and the 
Governing Boards in June on its 

Despite Bowdoin's current 
situation, Edwards is optimistic. In 
a recent interview, he cited the 
College's good physical plant, its 
fine faculty and student body. In 
terms of its total return on 
investments, Bowdoin is ranked 13 
out of 187 colleges, comparing a 
school's performance over the last 
decade. And with a healthy 
endowment of $144 million and 
assets valued over a $1 billion, 
Bowdoin will not file tor chapter 1 1 
anytime soon. 

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16 October 12, 1990 

The Bowdoin Orient 


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Who's footing the bill and what's for dessert? 


Orient Staff 

"Regarding the facts, the college 
is increasingly confident that it 
knows precisely, what its revenues 
and expenditures are and that it 
has controls over thir flows." wrote 
President Ed- 


wards in the 
Oct. 5 memo- 
randum to the 
Financial Plan- 
ning Commit- 


President Robert Edwards, Tho- 
mas Hochstet tier and the rest of the 
Bowdoin Financial Planning Com- 
mittee have had a lot on their minds 
lately -and with good reason. Now, 
I don't claim to be a financial wiz- 
ard of any sort, but even the dullest 
of wits is capable of discerning that 
something'sawry in our most ivory 
of towers. 

It's Parent's Weekend 1990, and 
the last thing you want to hearabout 
is the financial quandary your fu- 
ture alma-mater is currently wal- 
lowing in. But, in spiteof the rolled- 
out carpets and the freshly washed 
windows that seem to be just about 
everywhere this time of year, the 
rumors persist and the tuition fig- 
ures continue to rise. The big ques- 
tions are "Who's footing the bill 
and what's for dessert?" 

In celebration of this delightful 
achievement, I have come up with 
a list of some Parent Weekend tips 
for those of you looking for that 
"special twist" to you parental visi- 
tation period: 1) Why not take the 
folks over to the Hatch Library con- 

Miscommunication and 
surreptitious denial aren't 
exactly the hallmarks of a 
responsible college 

struction site for a brief glimpse of 
what's really on tap at Bowdoin 
College. Shout with glee as your 
parents indignantly ask in unison 
"Son/Daughter, what's that big, 
ugly steel girder doing in the 
middle of that aesthetically pleas- 
ing brick facade?" (not to mention 
the pine trees). 2) Got a minute 
after breakfast on Saturday? While 
the rest of the sophomore class is 
attending Dean Brown's Study 
Away presentation at the Moulton 
Union, think about visiting Bill 
Callahan '92 in his Brunswick 

Apartment prison cell where he and 
1 4 other students, who were denied 
permission to study away, will be 
presenting a lecture entitled "How 
to Deal with your Friend's Post- 
cards from Abroad". 3) Finally, as a 
last resort, take the 'rents for a stroll 
to the Bill Farley Memorial Field- 
house. Be sure to point out the irony 
of the vast amounts of dollars that 
were spent on this hugely supreme 
edificcand Mr. Fruit-of-the- Loom's 
current financial plunder. 

See what I'm getting at? Here's a 
snippet to add to your already 
mighty cocktail trivia arsenal: "Did 
you know that Bowdoin College 
has been operating at a budget defi- 
cit for the past three years?" De- 
pending on who you know or who 
you talk to, the figure could beany- 
where in the ballpark of $2.4 to S3.1 
million dollars. That's a lot of pizza. 
The problem is not, however, 
indigenous to Bowdoin. Other col- 
leges, of comparable size and cost 
have also been experiencing finan- 
cial difficulties - it's just that the 
Bowdoin model is a slightly more 

This could all be simply written 
off as the legacy of one Mr. A. Le- 
Rcy Greason, but it isn't that easy. 
Granted, mistakes aplenty were 
made during the last years of the 
Greason dynasty - miscommunica- 
tion and personal differences 
amongst the staff notwithstanding 
- but that doesn't do us any good 
now. Dudley Woodall resigned, the 
lamb was sacrificed and the slate 
was made clean. Today, however, 
we are paying the consequences for 
the College's past financial irrespon- 
sibility, regardless of how benevo- 
lent its intentions might have been. 
I interviewed Thomas Hochstet- 
tler, the Dean of Planning, last week. 
Amidst wild rumors of financial 
mayhem emanating from the lunch- 
eon bungalows of Wentworth Hall, 
the Dean was eager to set things 
straight. He attributed the current 
deficit problem to three things: a 
decrease in actual enrollment fig- 
ures compared to the projected 
expectations, an increase in college 
expenditures and the inadequacies 
of the old budgetary process that 
treated "everyone equally, which is 
good in a democracy, but bad in 
business". Alluding to the proposed 
budget cuts for the 1990-91 Aca- 
demic year as an "institutional de- 
fining process" (a phrase that is 
being used an awful lot in the early 
morning meetings of the Financial 
Planning Committee), the Dean 
seemed to paint a relatively rosy 
picture for the future, by saying: 

So what's the big deal? 
The problem is not the 
debit itself, but the 
manner in which it was 
dealt with - especially in 
the public realm. 

"We're not talking about major 
surgery here, we're talking about 
refocusing .... We need toconsiderif 
we are all things to everybody; we 
need to ask ourselves "What is our 

Let's not lose perspective here. 
On the surface, there's not a helluva 
lot to get upset about. There's no rat 
to be found here. We all make mis- 

Yesterday, I received a telephone 
call from my elated grandfather. 
"Did you know that Bowdoin'sbeen 
ranked fourth in the nation among 
liberal arts colleges?" Now he, along 
with the rest of Florida's grandpar- 
ents, can proudly wear his grand- 
son's college baseball cap as he basks 
away in the sun of some far away 
beach (and who's to say I shouldn't 
be happy for him?) We have a new 
President, filled with fresh ideas, 
committed to theconcept of change. 
The Financial Planning Committee 
has firmly resolved itself to "using 
the budget, instead of letting the 
budget use us". In spite of what- 
ever skeleton we're able to dig up, 
whatever financial program we're 
.able to embark upon, we'reall going 
to ha ve to bear the brunt of this belt- 
tightening process and "suck it up" 
(as some of my proctees might say). 

So what's the big Deal? The prob- 
lem is not the debit itself, but the 
manner in which it was dealt with - 
especially in the public realm. 
Miscommunication and surrepti- 
tious denial aren't exactly the hall- 
mark of a responsible College 
administration. Both the faculty and 
students were pretty much left in 
the dark for three entire years on 
this budget deficit matter. What else 
have we missed out on? How can 
one possibly have faith in a system 
that instead of opening dealing with 
matters of importance to the Col- 
lege community, opts to hide be- 
hind a blizzard of mis-guided ru- 
mors and insinuations? Next time 
(and I sincerely hope there won't be 
another one), let's try to be a little 
more forthright and honest with 
ourselves. By the way, have an 
enjoyable Parent's Weekend. 

An interview with the President 

Edwards discusses the 

1 < 

college's finances 

Why is Bowdoin in a deficit? What 
are the priorities of the college? 
Yesterday, Sharon Hayes, the Orient 
Editor-in-Chief, aaddressed some of 
these concerns with President Robert 
H. Edwards,Bowdoin'sl4th President. 

The Orient: When you accepted the 
position of President, did you forsee 
a $2.4 million deficit? 
Edwards: During the course of the 
discussions there was a broad 
exploration of 
the financial 
condition of the 
institution, it 
was clear to me 
that the finances were going to be a 
matter of concern. So to that extent 
there wascomplete representation, 
and as I commented to the FPC 
that's why I took the job. This is a 
good place and it needs to get these 
problems sorted out — I enjoy 

What I did not know was that the 
budget was this far out of balance, 
but that is a matter of degree. So I 
knew two things coming in: one, 
that Bowdoin's finances were foing 
to have to be set straight, as I say 
they're not grave but they need to 
be set straight. I also knew that this 
was going to be a tough decade for 

Higher education in America. And 
as you look around, there are a lot 
of colleges and universities that are 
confronting the same situation as 
we are. 

I am determined that we are not 
going to stand still. We're still going 
to have to spend money, the college 
has got to go forward, I am 
absolutely persuaded. 

I had two conversations 
yesterday, one with a campus 
planner and designer and another 
with an architect about adaptive 
use of space. 

No, but I was not surprised we 

had a budget deficit? 

The Orient: Is the financial process 
at fault for the deficit? 
Edwards: What I think has 
happened here is that a lot of very 
good things have been done by a lot 
of different divisions of the 
institution, acting somewhat in 
accord with their own lights and 
the difficulty is that they don't join 
at the top terribly well. The problem 
is, can we rebalance in such a way 
that we can contain these things 
within the revenues that we can 
resonalbly forecast. The thing that 
isparticularlytroubling isthatthere 
is a diverging line. Our revenues 
are going to be under increasing 
pressure, because the fee is not 
going to rise substantially above 
the rate of inflation — it's going to 
rise very slightly above the rate of 
inflation. The Capital Campaign is 
nowover — thatisagift stream those 
funds will be going away. So the 
refore the concern is we have a 
divergence where we have 
expenses rising fasterthanrevenues 
which is not a situation you can 
allow yourself to get into. 

The Orient: What is the 
"priority" of a college? 

Edwards: It is everything that 

costs money. And you discover that 

when you start saying wat are the 

things that are important to us that 

cost money. You can contain those 
on a piece of paper and they can 

become tha first orders of priority 

and the second order of priority 

and it is very interesting for an 

institution to look at those things. 

Faculty will look at it and see it 

from a certain point of view, 

students will see it from a certain 

point of view. And the reason for 

having a committee which is small 

but contains people from different 

constituences is too make sure that 

we have those different 

understandings those different 

views of the situation. 

Coming up in two weeks - Part II 

The Orient Focus staff will address the 
future of Bowdoin's finances in the October 
26th issue. Articles will address the funding 
of the William Farley Field House and the 
Science Center. The staff will also look at the 
Department of Justice's investigation of price- 
fixing among several select colleges. 

Has William Farley paid his fair share for the Held house? 
Read about out this in the Oct 26 issue. Photo by Jim Sabo. 

The Bowdoin Orient 

October 12, 1990 17 


Surprise win for men's cross country 

Callahan leads squad to first trophy since 1972 with Codfish Bowl victory 


Orient Staff 

Sam Sharkey "93 and Bill Callahan '92, shown in a meet earlier this 
fall, led Bowdoin to the Codfish Bowl win. Photo by Chris Strassel. 

Women's cross country 
second at Invitational 


Orient Staff 

The women's cross country squad 
gained revenge on Smith last 
weekend, but fell to Springfield at 
the Mount Holyoke Invitational. 

Springfield's total of 29 easily beat 
Bowdoin, while Smith was a distant 
third with 86. Six teams competed 
in the meet in South Hadley, MA. 

The top finisher for Bowdoin was 
Meike Van Zante '94 in second place 
overall. Her time of 19:23 was only 
ten seconds off the winner, Allie 
Homko of Springfield. 

Continuing her excellent season 
with a seventh place finish was 
sophomore Ashley Werhner (1 9:35). 
Classmate Tricia Connell was 
twelfth in 20:05. 

"Meike, Ashley and Tricia are 
carrying the team right no w. We are 
going to need help from other people 

on the team if we really want to 
excel," commented Coach Peter 

Sarah Perroti '94 gave another 
impressive performance, placing 
seventeenth. Co-captain Margaret 
Heron '91 finished out the scoring 
in twenty-second place. 

Eileen Hunt '93 was right on 
Heron's heels in 24th, while senior 
Gwen Kay ran her best race of the 
season to place 38th. 

The Polar Bears are ranked second 
in New England Division III, and go 
against top ranked Williams this 
weekend at home, in the NESCAC 
meet. Slovenski labeled the Ephs 
prohibitive favorites. 

The start/finish line is at Farley 
Field House and the course winds 
throughout the campus, including 
through the VAC and across the 
Quad. Racetime is 1:00 p.m. 

In their best performance in nearly 
two decades, the men's cross- 
country team bested eleven other 
squads from throughout New 
England in a 53-mile race in Boston's 
Franklin Park last Saturday to claim 
the coveted Codfish Bowl. 

The win marks the Polar Bear 
harriers' first trophy since the 1972 
State of Maine meet, and serves 
notice that Bowdoin can once again 
contend with New England's 
Division III elite. 

An elated Coach Peter Slovenski 
commented that "it was a great race 
for us. For the first time in many 
years, the guys really feel confident 
that they can run with the best, and 
it showed." 

The Bears overcame stiff 
competition from Division I Holy 
Cross, (the defending champion). 
Division II Bentley, and longtime 
NESCAC power Bates to post the 
victory, boosting their season's 
record to 13-3. 

Unfortunately, official team 
scores, as well as individual places 

and times, remained unavailable at 
press time. 

Bowdoin was led by the third- 
place finish of Bill Callahan '92, 
whose continued excellence drew 
Slovenski's praise: "Bill is running 
beautifully. He's relaxed and 
confident each week in his races." 

In explaining his strong showing, 
Callahan modestly pointed to the 
counsels of new assistant coach 
Todd Coffin, a former Colby Ail- 
American, as well as to a good 
knowledge of the Franklin Park 
course acquired during several 
previous races there. Joining 
Callahan in the scoring column were 
Lance Hickey '91 (seventh overall), 
Sam Sharkey '93, Andrew Yim '93, 
and Rob McDowell '91 , in the team's 
second through fifth positions, 

The improvement of McDowell 
and sixth man Andy Kinley '93 has 
not gone unnoticed by Slovenski, 
who is delighted to have the added 
depth: "With the steady 
improvement of these two guys, we 
now have seven or eight potential 

The triumph was all the sweeter 

as it marked the first time in 
seventeen years that Bowdoin has 
beaten ancient rival Bates. A 
pleasantly surprised Callahan was 
thus forced to make good on a vow, 
made several weeks ago in practice, 
to shave his head if the Bears were 
ever to defeat the Bobcats (teammate 
Dave Wood '93 did the honors after 
the race). 

This Saturday's NESCAC meet 
on Bowdoin's own home course 
poses the ultimate challenge for the 
Bears, who have never before 
finished higher than sixth in the 
eleven-team field. Colby, Bates and 
Williams head the list of contenders, 
while schools such as Middlebury 
and Hamilton, about whom little is 
known, could emerge as dangerous 
dark horses. 

Still, Slovenski remains hopeful. 
"We don't know how good we are 
yet, but we'll find out Saturday. We 
hope to use the home-course 
advantage to achieve our best-ever 
NESCAC performance." 

Said Callahan, "The home course 
should help us a great deal, 
especially with the chance to run in 
front of all our parents and friends." 

Field hockey streak ends 


Orient Staff 

Bringing their winning streak to a 
quick halt, the women's field hockey 
team was defeated by Tufts 3-1 this 
past Saturday. 

According to Coach Sally 
LaPointe, the team just "didn't get 
off the bus right." Tufts played an 
excellent game giving the Polar 
Bears little opportunity to score. 

Bowdoin's only goal was scored 
by captain Nancy Beverage '91 in 
the second half, giving the team a 
brief life that unfortunately did not 
last long. 

LaPointe commended Rebecca 
Smith '94 and Kris Rehm '94 for 
their strong offensive attack, and 
also noted that Sara Beard '92 and. 
julie LeClair '94 joined forces to 
provide a tough defense. 

This past Wednesday, the team 
traveled south to Gorham to 
challenge the undefeated University 
of Southern Maine, currently 
ranking 10th in the nation. 

It was a drizzly day and although 
they played one of their most 
convincing gamesof the season, they 
fell short of the win and USM came 
out ahead 3-2. 

Beverage led off the scoring with 
an unassisted goal during the 
beginning of the first half. The team 
played aggressively, on offense and 
defense, and denied USM any goals 
during the first half. 

At the beginning of the second 
half Beverage scored again, this ti me 
assisted by Smith giving the Polar 
Bears a 2-1 lead. USM rallied and 
scored with a lofted driveoff a corner 
early into the second half . With 4:22 
left in the game, the Huskies tied up 

the score on a free hit. 

The remainder of the second half 
saw play mostly within the 25 yard 
lines as both teams fought hard for 
control of the ball. 

In the last minute, despite the 
tight person-to-person defense the 
Bears played, a USM forward scored 
a third goal with 27 seconds left in 
regulation play. 

Goalie Lynn Warner *9l had 
another fine outing with 17 saves. 

Beverage, who is the leading 
scorer with seven goals to date, said 
"It was probably our best game of 
the season. We all worked really 
well together. It was just 
disappointing that they scored a goal 
with so little time left. But overall I 
was pleased with our team." 

The Bears, who are now 4-4, face 
Wesleyan at 11a.m. on Saturday on 
Pickard Field. 

Tennis team beats Vermont 


Orient Staff 

"This is the best team I've ever 
coached," said women's tennis team 
coach Ros Kermode. Although she 
added a moment later "of course, 
this is the only team I've ever 
coached," it seems that her joking 
has a grain of truth. 

Despite their 3-3 record, thisyear's 
team is a good one. 

Bowdoin faced Colby and 
Vermont last week, and they looked 
strong in both outings. 

The Polar Bears beat Vermont 7-2 
and lost to a powerful Colby team 5- 

Against Colby, the team was 
hoping to avenge an earlier season 
loss. The Mules came to Bowdoin in 
the first week of the season and beat 

the team 5-4. 

Although Bowdoin won three of 
the five singles matches played, 
Colby won two of the three doubles 
matches and was able to just get by 
with the win. 

In this most recent match, Colby 
was able to do almost the same thing. 

In the singles matches Bowdoin 
was d omi na n t,as the team won four 
of the six matches played. 

Co-captain Heidi Wallenfels '91, 
KatieGradek'91, Alison Vargas '93, 
and Tracy Boulter '94 were all 
victorious, and Wallenfels, Vargas, 
and Boulter won in straight sets. 

Colby, however, swept the 
doubles matches. The team of 
Vargas/ Marti Champion '93 had a 
match point when they were up 6-5 
in the third set of their match. The 
Colby team was able to bring the set 

to a tiebreaker, though, and they 
ended up winning the tiebreaker 7- 

Kermode called the match 
"frustrating." But she pointed to 
the fact that Bowdoin came even 
closer this time to beating the strong 
Colby team, and she feels that the 
team "gets better every time they 

Against Vermont, Bowdoin 
proved simply to be the better team . 
Wallenfels, Alison Burke '94, 
Gradek, Vargas, and Boulter all had 
singles wins. And the teams of 
Wallenfels /Gradek and co-captain 
Kathryn Loebs '91 /Burke were 
victorious in doubles. 

Bowdoin travelled to Bates on 
Wednesday, and they face Colby 
again in the CBB Invitational on the 
Pickard Field Courts this weekend. 

18 October 12, 1990 

The Bowdoin Orient 

Men's soccer defeats New Hampshire 


Orient Asst. Sports Editor 

The men's soccer team had an up 
and down week on the road, as they 
defeated Division I foes University 
of New Hampshire on Wednesday, 
and then fell to Tufts on Saturday. 

The Bears beat the Wildcats 1-0, 
and lost to the Jumbos by the same 


This has been a tough road trip 
for the Bears. The four-game trip is 
the longest stretch on the schedule 
this year. 

After winning their first three 
contests of the season, Bowdoin is a 
modest 1 -2-1 in their last four games 
on the road. The Polar Bears' mid- 
season record stands at 4-2-1 . 

The team finally returns home 
and will try to right itself for Parents' 
Weekend, when they take on 
Williams tomorrow at 1 1:00 at the 
Pickard Field. 

Going into the game against 
UNH, Bowdoin had been held 
scoreless in their last two contests 
against the University of Southern 
Maine and Babson. In these games, 
the Bears had many scoring 
opportunities, but were unable to 
take advantage of them. 

Matt Patterson '93 put an end to 
the scoring drought in a hurry. Just 
six minutes into the match, Patterson 
took a fine pass from Lance Conrad 
'91 directly in front of the goal, and 
beat the 'Cat's keeper for the lone 
score of the day. 

The tally was Patterson's third of 
the season and of his Bowdoin 

The game was fairly even the rest 
of the way, with both defensive 
squads doing a good job of stifling 

the opposing scoring attacks. UNH 
got off 1 2 shots the whole way, while 
limiting the Bears to nine attempts. 

Bears' keeper Andres De Lasa was 
strong, registering nine saves while 
earning his fourth shutout of the 
season. De Lasa is one shutout short 
of the Bowdoin season record of 
five established back in 1970. 

The win was notable not only for 
the fact that the Bears snapped out 
of their scoring slump, but that the 
team they did it against was a 
Division I squad. 

The results of the weekend 
journey to Boston were not as 

When the Bears hosted the 
Jumbos in '89, the home team came 
away with a 1-0 victory. However, 
Bowdoin had no such luck Saturday 
on foreign turf. 

Tufts and Bowdoin had identical 
recordsof 4-1-1 goinginto the game. 
However, it was Tufts that emerged 
with the upper hand. 

The Bears were up to their old 
tricks of dominating the game 
offensively, but were unable to 

In the first half the Bears outshot 
Tufts 5-3, but weren't able to 
capitalize. It was the Jumbos who 
struck first, scoring with 17 minutes 
remaining in the first half. 

Tufts was able to hang on for the 
win, despite several offensive 
threats by Bowdoin. The Polar Bears 
shelled the Tufts goal 11 times in the 
second half, including several shots 
from directly in front of the goal. 

Scoring threat Conrad was absent 
from the Tufts game, which didn't 
help the Bears' offense any. 

The Bears sealed their fate with 
twelve seconds remaining, when a 
one-on-one chance with the Tufts 
goalie was squandered, as the shot 
veered wide. In what has been an 
unfortunate trend in recent games, 
the ball never ended up in the back 
of the net. 

Derek Spense '92 and the men's soccer team will try to gain a little 
control over the ball and over Williams when the Ephmen come to 
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The Bowdoin Orient 

October 12, 1990 19f 

Football faces Amherst 


Orient Sports Editor 

The Bowdoin football team could 
not generate much offense in the 
first half of last Saturday's game 
and paid for it with a 25 point 
halfti me deficit, and an eventual 35- 
14 loss to Hamilton. 

On the strength of a 19 point 
second quarter, the Continentals 
moved their record to 2-1, while the 
Bears dropped to 1-2. 

Controlling the ball for almost 
ten minutes of the first quarter, the 
visiting Continentals took a six point 
lead and kept the Bowdoin offense 
on the sidelines. 

"In the first quarter, because they 
controlled the ball, we really didn't 
get our offense going," said Head 
Coach Howard Vandersea. 

Although Bowdoin had a greater 
time of possession in the second 
quarter, Hamilton scored three 

Co-captain John Hartnett *91 (14) moves in to assist on a tackle in last 
Saturday's action against Hamilton. Photo by Chris S trassel. 

Women's soccer triumphs over 
White Mules and ties Jumbos 

touchdowns, building a lead which 
the home team had little chance of 

Despite the score, the Bears came 
out strong in the second half, 
outplaying and outscoring the 

"The team showed a lot of pride 
in the second half," said co-captain 
John Hartnett '91. 

Bowdoin pieced together three 
drives in the second half, two 
resulting in touchdowns and the 
other stalling on the 3-yard line. 

The Bears' first touchdown came 
on a 20 yard dash by Mike Kahler 
'94, capping a 73 yard drive. Kahler, 
coming off last week's NESCAC 
Fresh m a n-of-t he-Week 
performance, had another solid 
afternoon with 81 yards on only 
nine carries. 

Eric LaPlaca '93 scored Bowdoin's 
other touchdown on a 13 yard run 
in the final quarter. LaPlaca's kickoff 


Orient Staff 

The women's soccer team ran 
their record to 6-2-1 with a victory 
over Colby and a tie with Tufts. The 
team is currently ranked 3rd in New 
England in Division III. 

The Bears beat the White Mules 1 - 
after a rather sluggish first half. 
The play was even in territory as 
Bowdoin gave Colby plenty of room 
to operate. 

Coach John Cullen told the team 
to put the clamps on Colby in the 
second half, and they did just that, 
holding the White Mules without a 

The only goal of the game 
occurred just 59 seconds into the 
second half. 

Didi Salmon '92beat Colby goalie 
Heather Hamilton to a loose ball in 

the penalty box and tapped it to 
Christine Neill '91, who put it off 
the post into the open net. 

The win was costly for Bowdoin, 
however. Later in the half, Neill 
went down with a knee injury. 

Coach John Cullen described the 
injury as "damage to her anterior 
cruciate ligament. Her short-term 
and long-term status is uncertain as 
yet." Bowdoin's top goal scorer for 
this season will be missed. 

Tufts provided the usual 
challenge for the Polar Bears, and 
the result was another remarkably 
even contest between the two teams. 
After regulation, neither team 
scored a goal, so two 15 minute 
overtime periods were necessary. 

Tufts broke the tie in the first 
overtime, scoring on a scramble off 
a corner kick that Bowdoin failed to 

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returning was a positive note for the 
Bears as his four returns averaged 
over twenty yards. 

"As a team, we played much 
better than the week before," said 
Coach Vandersea, but looking ahead 
to this week, "we have to be more 
attentive to detail." 

Vandersea cited Mark Katz '91, 
Scott Stephens '91, and Andrew 
Petit jean '92 for good performances 
on defense. Katz again led the squad 
with ten unassisted tackles. 

The Bears will spend tomorrow 
in Amherst, as they face the0-3 Lord 
Jeffs. The game between these long- 
time rivals should be close as 
Amherst has oneofthebest running 
backs in NESCAC. 

The first meeting of these two 
schools on the gridiron took place 
100 years ago this fall, and the Bears 
will be looking for revenge for the 
most recent game, last year's 29-7 

The lead looked as if it would 
hold, but the Polar Bears managed 
to tie the game in the second 
overtime. Alicia Collins '93 received 
an indirect kick and aimed for the 
far post from 25 yards out. 

Tufts failed to clear the ball and 
Carol Thomas '93 played the ball off 
her body and ran it into the goal. 

Cullen was impressed with the 
team's comeback. He said, "We 
always play an intense, exciting 
game with Tufts. Their coach and I 
are very similar in style and 
philosophy. It was nice to see us 
come back with the pressure 
building in the overtime." 

Parents' Weekend will be a big 
one for the Bears, as they host 
Wesleyan on Saturday and powerful 
Conn. College on Sunday. The 
Camels are ranked just below the 
Bears in the polls. 

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20 October 12, 1990 

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Bowdoin crew did well in this 
past weekend's Head of the 
Connecticut Regatta, the prelude to 
the Head of the Charles regatta on 
Oct. 21. 

The Connecticut regatta, a 3.7-mile 
race held in Middletown, CT, was 
attended by over twenty crews, 
including the prestigious Boston 
Rowing Club, Yale, Dartmouth, 
Amherst, Coast Guard Academy, 
Wesleyan, Vassar, University of 
Rhode Island, and Skidmore. 

Bowdoin sent four boats to the 
race. The women's open class boat, 
Heather Brennan '91, Kathleen 
Dolan '94, Marina Heusch '91, Liz 
Rostermundt '93 and cox Dawn De 
Meo '94, placed 12th in a field of 26. 

Brennan described the race as 
"deadly," and Rostermundt added, 
"It was long-definitely longer and 
harder than most of our races-the 
last half-mile was tough." 

The biggest high of the race was 
beating Colby, after an 0.7-second 
loss to their team at last Sunday's 
Head of the Textile. Heusch said, 
"Our one-minute lead on Colby 
definitely sweetened this race." 

The Connecticut was the women's 
open class boat's last race of the 
season, their boat not having been 
chosen in the lottery to enter the 
Head of the Charles. 

As Brennan said, "We were 
disappointed not to be rowing in the 
Charles, but we had a good season 
and a good boat. We were happy 
with our season." 

Due to the illness of a member of 
the crew, the women's lights did not 
row in this race. However, three 
men's boats were entered. 

The men's heavies, Phil Jurgeleit 
'92, Pete Macarthur'92, Dave Moore- 
Nichols '91, John Peters '93 and cox 
Medha Patel '93, placed 12th out of 
21 boats. 

Peters said, "The race felt good. 
Wc were very strongat the beginning 
but began to die out at the end ." The 
race was Bowdoin's longest of the 
year, but "the beginning was good- 
we held off Dartmouth for the first 
mile,mile-and-a-half. We did well." 

The first men's lights boat, Jake 
Carbine '93, Clark Eddy '91, Jamie 
Hale '94, Franklin Jones '93 and cox 
Nick Jacobs '94, placed 14th out of 

"We had an okay race-it was really 
strong but really sloppy," said 
Carbine, referring to the balance of 
the boat. Jones concurred, saying, 
"We pulled hard, but it was kind of 
sloppy. Our set was off..;." 

The second men's lights boat, Pete 
de Staebler '93, Matt Nelson '93, 
Dave Sciarretta '93, Kevin Slep '93 
and cox Brian Chin '93, rowed well, 
considering the competition, and felt 
that the race atmosphere was 

The Head of the Charles caps off 
Bowdoin's season, and the three 
crews that were picked through the 
lottery system to enter the race-the 
men's lights and heavies, and the 
women's lights-are eagerly 
anticipating their races. 

Peters said, "We're excited for it. 
We have lots of water time scheduled 
for practice beforehand, and we'll 
be ready." 



Love Tractor 3, Zeta Psi 2 


Kappa Sig beat Bowdoin Ski 
Team; Nose-on-a-Stick beat 
Psi-U; Burnett 3, Kevin Foster's 
Team 2; Kappa Sig 6, Psi-U 2 


Maine Squeeze beat Hyde Hall 
Havartis; Hyde Hall Havartis 
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Mountain Men 26, Deke 8 
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Tough weekend for 
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Moore Better beat Maine 

Squeeze Baxter 2, Burnett 1 

Orient Staff 

Tough competition, close 
matches, and frustrating losses have 
characterized Bowdoin volleyball 
over the past two weeks. 

After cruising past Colby-Sawyer 
in its first match at the Bowdoin 
Round Robin last Saturday, the 
Bears lost four consecutive matches 
and saw their overall record drop to 

Coach Lynn Ruddy emphasized 
that while the Bears made an 
inspired team effort last weekend, 
they were "still not getting over the 
top" when matched against talented 
opponents. With theexception of the 
loss to Amherst in the fourth round, 
the Bears' matches were close and 

Led by the strong net play of Abby 
Jealous '91, Ellen Williamson '92, 
and Melissa Schulenberg '93 and 
the consistent serving of Jennifer 
Levine '91, Bowdoin dispatched 

Colby-Sawyer (15-4, 15-8). 

However, for the second straight 
weekend, the Bears were defeated 
by Bates (6-15, 15-7, 7-15). By 
compiling a 5-0 tournament record, 
the squad from Lewiston finished 
in the top spot at the round robin. 

Bowdoin's slide continued as it 
fell to S.M.U. (16-18, 5-15), Amherst 
(7-15, 4-15), and Tufts (15-13, 10-15, 

Although the Bears played 
especially well in their fifth round 
loss to Tufts, they were unable to 
win a close final game. 

Nevertheless, the Bears remain 
confident as they prepare for 
tomorrow's tournament at 
Southeastern Massachusetts. Coach 
Ruddy is encouraged by the 
improved play of Schulenberg, * 
who has recovered from sprains to 
both ankles, and of Laura Larsen 
'94, who has provided some strong 
setting while coming off the bench. 

The Bears will look to get back on 
track in Saturday's competition. 





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The Bowdoin Orient 

October 12, 1990 21 

Sailing team 
takes to the sea 

Photos by Jim Sabo 

Sailors host Irue North 
III; finish a close second 


Orient Sports Editor 

With some recent outstanding 
performances, the Bowdoin 
sailing team has had a very 
promising season to date. 

This past Saturday the squad 
hosted a leg of the True North 
series out at Bethal Point and just 
missed capturing top honors. In 
the A race, Charlotte Thebaud '93 
and Heather Nelson '93 took 
second, with first place in the B 
race going to jenna Burton '94 and 
Jesse Hallowell '94. 

The results in the A and B races 
are combined to determine an 
overall winner, so Bowdoin 
finished a close second out of five 

The team began its successes in 
a regatta at UNH on Sept. 15, when 
Charlie Strout '92 and Thebaud 
finished first in the A race, and an 
overall fifth as Chris Linkas '91 
and Shana Hunter '93 competed 
in the B race. 

The Bears followed with a 
second place finish in a seven team 
field at Maine Maritime. Susan 
Millar '94 and Heather Young '94, 

in the A race, came in fourth, and 
Burton and Kyle Parrett "9i 
claimed second. 

'The first-year students are 
doing really well... there's a lot of 
promise," said co-captain Tally 

Ten members of the team had 
the opportunity to compete with 
some larger boats in the New 
York City area on the last 
weekend of September. 

The team members sailed a 40 
foot boat from Connecticut on 
Sept. 28 to compete against 12 
other schools in the Corinthians 
Regatta at the Larchmont Yacht 

Senior Mike Libonati, who was 
among the crew, said, "Seeing 
the lights of New York City and 
the Brooklyn Bridge was 
fantastic. And the race wasn't 
bad either." 

Tomorrow the sailing team 
will return to UNH for the fourth 
leg of the True North series. The 
Bears will be on the road until 
Nov. 3 and 4 when Bowdoin will 
host the last event of the season, 
the Horn Trophy regatta out at 
Bethal Poin* 

22 October 12, 1990 

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So much for Zete's male bonding 

Broken windows, over-turned tables and spent fire extinguishers 
are not unusual weekend damages on the Bowdoin campus. And 
maybe the campus community would not be talking about this 
weekend's destruction quite so loudly had the person responsible 
for the damage not been guests of the all-male Zeta Psi fraternity. 

Perhaps the Harvard Zete who sprayed foam from a stolen fire 
extinguisher onto a group of people assembled for Saturday night's 
Screw-Your-Roommate Dance was simply drunk and out of control. 
And perhaps the destruction he and his friends caused at 14 College 
St. was completely unrelated to the recent divorce of the Bowdoin 
chapter of Zeta Psi. 

But then there's the cup. 

For those of you who haven't seen it or heard about it, it is a large 
red plastic cup that displays a female figure in a circle with a line 
through the middle. Above the insignia is a statement that reads: 
"Better dead than co-ed." 

On the opposite side, it says 'True Zeta Psi" with the picture of a 
"tasmanian devil" gripping the bloody head of an administrator. 

It is rumored the cups were brought — in plenty — by a Zete 

Regardless of who brought them, the cups scream of an all-male 
Zete experience that goes beyond "inherent" male-bonding. They're 
a symbol of a kind of hateful exclusion that should not be tolerated, 
much less welcomed, by any member of the Bowdoin community. 

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When college is run like a 
business, students suffer 

By Mark Jeong 

I came to Bowdoin College 
with some expectations. I guess 
everyone has their own views 
on what college will open up for 
them, whether it is becoming 
knowled gable in anything from 
genetics to photography, or 
mastering the Bowdoin 
climbing wall and taking on the 
north face of Camden National 

During the three ■^■■■B 
years that I've 
worked at the 

. / cannot, 

Orient, I've had the however, 
opportunities to understand a 
work with faculty, bminess 
administration, and 
the students. In this running so 
capacity, I've been innefficiently 
exposed to a wide //|a , ft , 

range of Bowdoin 
experiences which I WMWI to 
considerinvaluable; undercutting 
it's reaUy been a ^ sfudent 
learning experience. 

As diverse (or as t>Ouy. 
homogenous) as 
Bowdoin may be, I 

think we all have some common 
understandings. I think we all 
understand that we came to 
Bowdoin to educate ourselves. 
In so doing, we expected that 
the administration and the 
faculty would be behind us in 
our quest for higher education. 

With regard to one particular 
issue, I feel the administration 
and the faculty has been 
unresponsive to the needs of the 
students; the administration's 
handling of the study-abroad 

Bowdoin prides itself on 
allowing students to experience 
the different cultures of foreign 
countries. At an institution 
which promotes liberal arts 
education to the fullest degree, I 
find it atrocious that the reasons 
for denying students were based 
on lame excuses. 

Dean of College Jane Jervis 
said in the open forum, "How in 
the world do we keep track of 
the quality of all these 

programs." If the recording 
committee already approved 
individual students' proposals, 
then how can Jervis say that the 
quality of the programs were 
questionable? Is it because the 
Recording Commi ttee neglected 
to review proposals for validity 
and found later that the quality 
of a student's program was 

Jervis also said the college is 
concerned with the "impact 

studying away" 

■■■i has on the 

student's major. If 
this is so, then 
why does the 
course catalog say 
that "students 
may apply for 
study in virtually 
any country." 

Lastly, I find it 
inexcusable that 
the financial 
condition of the 
college should 
curtail students' 
Jervis also said 
during the forum, "the college 
cannot afford to let too much 
tuition leave the campus." lean 
understand Dean Jervis' 
declaration that Bowdoin is a 
"business"; I cannot, however, 
understand a business running 
so inefficiently that it must resort 
to undercutting the student 

I only wish the administration 
and the faculty had been more 
responsive to the desires of the 
students as they attempted to 
take advantage of the 
educational opportunities 
afforded to them. . 

Theadministration is looking 
into ways of preventing this 
happening again. I praise the 
school for admitting their error 
and for their efforts to prevent 
future mishaps. But I sincerely 
hope that the administrators of 
this "business" devise a plan so 
nooneisdenied theopportunity 
to diversity their learning 


Last week's editorial incorrectly cited Amnesty International as the 
organizers of a letter writing campaign to Senator William Cohen, regarding 
U.S. aid to El Salvador. The campaign was run by a group of concerned 

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be considered for publication first. All letters, 
regardless of length, must be signed and 
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publication. Please include an address and 
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October 12, 1990 23 


First Amendment 

By Khurram Dastgir- 

At any given time, the attention of 
the American public at large is 
focused on only one overwhelming 
issue of the day. The months of 
August and September were taken 
up by 'The Crisis in the Gulf," (as 
CNN has chosen to call it). Now 
suddenly the top spot has been 
claimed by 'The Crisis in the 
Capitol," (as this writer has chosen 
to call it). It almost seems like a 
weekly Top 10 countdown, sans 
radio, of issues of importance. The 
result is that an issue has to actually 
blow up to huge proportions to 
capture our already fairly well- 
spoken-for attention. And because 
of the proverbial short attention 
span of the public, the public 
reaction is not sustained long 
enough to force policymakers to 
think about the solutions. 
This is especially true for 
international issues which almost 
invariably involve co nflictsof some 
kind. Examples are numerous: El 
Salvador, Palestine, Nicaragua, 
Kashmir. One strong exception has 
been the presence of Apartheid in 
South Africa. It has certainly been 
the issue of choice (no pun intended) 
at Bowdoin, and a large majority of 
colleges throughout the United 

The reason that Apartheid has been 
the focus of concern is primarily its 
shadow in racism in the United 
States. On a more abstract level, 
apartheid has been at the forefront 
of American student concern 
because it allows the students to 
make the most elusive of 
distinctions — good and bad. The 
sustenance of interest has been 
helped in no small part by the 
heroic, almost mythical figure of 
Nelson Mandela. The white 
government of South Africa is bad, 
the African National Congress is 

Unfortunately, most of the 
international conflicts lack the 
presence of an overwhelming 
personality to highlight the conflict. 
Very few people among us know 
the names of the Eritrean rebel 
leaders in Ethiopia (if we can locate 
Ethiopia on the map), now almost 
on the verge of victory. More 
importantly though, we chose not 
to think about these problems 
because often it is not clear who is 
on the 'right' side of the conflict. 

And of course, most people will 
differ on what is 'right.' 
The classic example of this 
phenomenon is Palestine, perhaps 
the most controversial and 
ironically, the most neglected issue 
of our time. The plight of the 
Palestinians in the occupied 
territories of the West Bank only 
becomes news when a number of 
people are killed, either Israeli 
citizens or Palestinians. Recently 
the emphasis has shifted towards 
the latter, as shown by the 
unprovoked, malicious killing of 
seven Palestinians by an ex-Army 
Israeli citizen in May, or the brutal 
killing of nineteen stone-throwers 
in Jerusalem on Oct. 7. Since the 
start of the Palestinian Intifadeh, 
now almost three years old, more 
than 700 Palestinians have been 
killed by the Israeli army and police. 
The termination of hundred of 
lives, including women and 
children, has caused no ripple in 
the conscience of the American 
public. For people with some 
knowledge, but little 

understanding, the Middle East is 
a confusing part of the world where 
villains often change sides rapidly. 
But also in this case, the American 
public has been prevented rrom 
thinking because of convenient 
choices defined for us by the media; 
all Palestinians are terrorists and 
all Israelis are good. 
Had nineteen people killed by the 
police for stone-throwing in the 
United States, there would have 
been a massive uproar. But as the 
victims were Palestinians, it must 
surely have been their fault. 
I chose Palestine because it is an 
issue that most of us have relegated 
to the back burner because of its 
inherent contradictions and the 
general sense of mystery assigned 
to the Middle East. But similar 
accounts could have been told of 
human rights abuses in the 
'democratic' El Salvador or the 
killing of hundreds of Kashmiri 
people by Indian Security forces in 
Indian Kashmir since January. 
It is a sober reflection on our 
conscience that thousands of lives 
mercilessly terminated by brutal 
regimes in other countries have 
been reduced to statistics. The state 
of our conscience is often betrayed, 
as when the New York Times 
published a news story in April 
which discussed the improvement 
in the West Bank situation because 
the rate of killing of Palestinians by 
Israeli forces had declined. <r- 

It is very important for us to expand 
the horizons of our concerns 
beyond certain issues which may 
be in vogue at the time. Events in 
other countries do affect the 
American 'way of life,' as has been 
shown by the gulf crisis. A 
resolution of international conflicts 
like Kashmir and Palestine can 
bring trade benefits to the United 
States. But it also may bring the 
world a step closer to peace, whose 
benefits are universal. 

Please recycle 
this newspaper! 



This week's topic: 

Linkage in the 

Middle East 


By Bill Hutfilz and 
John Nicholson 

John: In what appeared to be 
a major reversal of 
Administration policy toward 
Israel and events in the Middle 
East, President Bush, in his 
address last week to the General 
Assembly of the United Nations, 
seemed to link the likelihood of 
an Arab-Israeli settlement to 
Iraq's withdrawal from Kuwait. 
This statement, along with 
increased diplomatic efforts by 
France's Mitterand, point to a 
possible negotiated back-down 
in the Iraqi crisis. What's going 
on here? 

Bill: It seems to me, John, that 
Mitterand, Bush and others are 
responding in a way to the Arab 
League's efforts to end the 
Kuwait crisis. Linkage is the 
centerpiece of what the more 
pro-Iraqi Arab nations see as a 
viable settlement, and certainly 
other Arab nations welcome the 
chance to ameliorate what has 
long been a bone of contention 
in the region: Israel-Palestine 
relations. However, we must 
take a look at where and when, 
if at all, such linkage is 
appropriate, especially with 
regard to the Kuwait crisis. 

John: A diplomatic settlement 
of Saddam Hussein's aggression 
should focus solely on Iraq's 
action's, and not on the 
peripheral question of Israeli- 
Palestinian relations. 

Why are our troops poised in 
the sands of Saudi Arabia? We 
are there not simply to protect 
the oil pipeline. We are there to 
oppose a genocidal tyrant who 
has raped Kuwait, promised hell 
fire for Israel, and 
who,according to last week's "60 
Minutes" broadcast, ordered 
60,000 of his fellow Iraqi citizens 
murdered, imposing his own 
form of Stalinist terror. 

"Linkage is the 
centerpiece of what the 
more pro-Iraqui Arab 
nations see as a viable 
settlement ..." 

The problem facing our soldier 
in the desert is not Israeli 
stubbornness or Palestinian fervor, 
but an evil man. 

Bill: OK, Mr. Propagandist, but 

what about the issue? 

I mean, I could go off on truth, 

justice, and the American way too. 

But the problems of the Middle East 

are certainly more complex than 
one bad guy, lots of good guys. 

The U.S.'s fervor to unilaterally 
constrain the big bad guy Iran in 
the 1 980s, and the resultant support 
of Iraq and (does the name ring a 
bell?) Saddam Hussein, obviously 
did not suffice to deter regional 
aggression. While I very much agree 
that no conditions ought to be 
placed on Iraq's withdrawal from 
Kuwait, in the end the issue of the 
Palestinian nation must be 

This conundrum can most easily 
be solved in the greater context of 
pan-Middle Eastern security, and 
therefore a measure of linkage must 
be initiated between the 
reestablishrnent of Kuwait and the 
appeasement of the Palestinian 

John: Bill you missed my link. 

The problems of the Middle East 
are varied and complex. But our 
stand against Hussein is 
straightforward and clear. 
Certainly, after Hussein either 
retreats or is forced from Kuwait, 
the Middle Eastern nations and 
interests should come to the 
conference table and work toward 
a solution of grievances. 

My point, however, is that U.S. 
troops are in Saudi Arabia not to 
solve the larger issue of Middle 

Eastern peace, but to challenge 
and deter the aggression of one 
man and one nation. I disagree 
that Hussein's folly can most 
easily be solved by opening up 
the Pandora's box of Middle 
Eastern* security problems. 
Hussein did not invade the 
wealthiest country in the world 
to free the Palestinians. Indeed, 
if he gases Israel he gases the 

Without question, Bush and 
other leaders in the region 
should use the crisis as a catalyst 
to initiate change and solutions 
to the Arab-Israeli territory. In 
fact, once Hussein is dealt with, 
I foresee progress on the 
Palestinian question and Arab 
respect for Israel's sovereignty. 
But let's first deal with the issue 
at hand. 

Bill: Kill me now. If anyone is 
still reading after the that 
misguided, militaristicdiatribe, 
I have something to say. 

Of course armed forces 
should not be used to solve the 
Israeli problem; in fact, they 
should not be used to defuse 
the Kuwait crisis. Still, in the 
midst of your long-winded 
lecture you really refuse to 
address the issue that* I 
addressed, namely that only by 
looking at the Middle East's 
problems in a broad context can 
any of these problem's be 
effectively dealt with. 

You cannot purge the Midd le 
East of the complications left by 
the legacy of Saddam Hussein's 
actions without focusing on 
their effect on the rest of the 
Arab world. Otherwise, you run 
the risk of prolonging the 
sentiments which Saddam 
aroused — even after he is long 
gone — way past their necessary 
life span. 

The Middle East will 
probably never be free from 
conflict (nor will the world), but 
to exacerbate existing conflicts 
through ignorance to others' 
convictions can only engender 
the worst. 






24 October 12, 1990 

The Bowdoin Orient 

College administration must rise above hypocrisy 

By Dana H. Glazer 

Over the past year it has become 
increasingly difficult to define the 
relationship between the institution 
of Bowdoin College and the 
students who go here. The problem 
is that there have been too many 
discrepancies in how this 
relationship is perceived. 

The first thing to consider is the 
primary purpose of Bowdoin 
College. Is Bowdoin's main goal to 
reach the highest state of prestige 
and selectivity? Is Bowdoin's key 
desire to give her students (who 
are, let's face it — very 
homogeneous) four yea rsof "Camp 
BoBo" before they go out into the 
real world and earn lots of money 
so Bowdoin can always be so well 
endowed? Or is the institution 
intended to be a place for the 
student's individual growth in the 
realms of the physical, the mental 
and the social? As an admitted 
idealist, I would hope that it is the 

A major discrepency lies 
in the college's recent 
decision to treat the 
student population like 
little children while still 
holding them to acting 
as mature adults. 


Unfortunately, what takes 
priority has been very unclear. The 
college has been giving the students 
a very mixed message lately. On the 
one hand, the college conveys the 
message that the studentsare young 
adults who should be given thebasic 
responsibilitiesand freedoms which 
define an adult. Amongotherthings 
this, includes the lack of curfews 
and completely self-designed 
schedules. Along with these 
freedoms the college demands that 
we are responsible in maintaining 
our academics and following a code 

of defined ethics. There is no 
problem with these things. 

A major discrepancy lies in the 
college's recent decision to treat 
the student population like little 
children while still holding them to 
acting as mature adults. The first 
case in point is the whole grading 
controversy which erupted last 
year. Basically, many of the faculty 
had become fed up with the 
students who coasted along in the 
low P range. So, the decision was 
made to revert to the five-point 
grading system. There is nothing 
wrong with the controversy, except 
that the students were excluded 
from the decision-making process. 
The students had a vote about the 
grad ing policy, but the results were 
completely ignored by a faculty 
which was adamant that the 
students had no right to have a say 
in the matter. 

Even more recently the 
controversy surrounding 'campus 
wides' also displays this 
discrepancy. As has been 
previously mentioned in this paper, 
the student fraternity members had 

very little say in the decision, and 
the college and fraternity alumni 
did what they thought to be right. 
Once again the students were 
treated like mindless little children 
and this discrepancy is wrong. 

This inconsistency suggests the 
degree to which the administration 
is out of touch with the students. If 
you go into the library on any 
weekday the lack of seats might 
suggest that the majority of the 
students here are not coasters. 
Furthermore, just as the majority of 
students do not slack off in 
academics, neither does the 
majority become completely out of 
control due to alcohol, the point 
being that while many students do 
drink, the majority do so in 
moderation. It has to be expected 
that many students drink both 
socially and to escape the tensions 
of academics, for better or worse. 
This is their personal choice and at 
least the fraternities served as a 
place where this could occur. 

The most distressing thing is that 
while the college bans 'campus 
wides' the college has failed to fill 

in the void. True, Robyn Hitchcock 
played last weekend, there are 
movies and the pub was open, but 
this was inadequate. At present 
there is no student center like at 
Colby College and no strong 
attempt has been made by the 
college to form some kind of social 
substitute. So what's the 
consequence? Just as many people 
drink, just as many people as 
previously go out of control; the 
only difference is that the damage 
has moved from the fraternities to 
the dormitories. Coleman Hall has 
become the primary example of 
this. The damage has reached the 
thousands, and the dormitory has 
been placed on probation, when 
most of the trouble was caused by 
people who do not even live there. 
So, who's at fault here? Until 
Bowdoin College begins to 
acknowledge the needs, opinions, 
potential and age of the student 
body there will continue to be more 
occurences like what happened to 
Coleman Hall last weekend — and 
thecollegecommunity will remain 

The American dream 
thrives in New Jersey 

Travels show U.S. oppression 

By Auden Schendler 

When Abraham Lincoln 
represented the incarnation of the 
American ideal, his hometown of 
Springfield, Illinois was the 
archetype of society at that time. It 
was a small rural town in the center 
of the continent, a settlement of 
brave pioneers staying afloat in the 
ocean of the American plains. 
Springfield was the kind of place 
where thousands of people could 
(and did!) work their way up from 
obscurity to national renown and 
great wealth, and for a long long 
time, the "small town" remained 
the hub of the American experience. 
But times have changed since the 
1800s, and it is my contention that 
the perception of where the spirit of 
our country lies has changed also. 

Today, certainly, in the wake of 
the Industrial Revolution and 
America's rise to power, the small 
town no longer represents the 
essence of our country. Rather, it 
seems, the characteristic locale that 
defines contemporary America, the 
"hometown of the 1990s", is best 
represented by an urban sprawl, a 
place where industry and nature 
come into harmonious coexistence 
and where people can no longer 
grow up in innocence, but are 
confronted with the brutal truths of 
this world from the day that they 
can understand their predicament. 
No longer can this country be 
represented by an isolated village — 
we are a cosmopolitan nation of 
cosmopolitan lives. What area has 
replaced Springfield, Illinois as the 
sentry of American values? The 

The essential 
American . . . rides 
through decadent 
alleyways of demonic 
cities where dropouts 
race in the streets 
until morning. 

answer is blatantly obvious: New 
Jersey. There is no state in the 
country that represents the above 
description more accurately, and 
there is no place that so effectively 
evokes the soul of modern America. 
In the past, children growing up 
with dreams of glory would almost 
certainly wish to be born in a town 
like Springfield, so that they could 
work up from poverty as Lincoln 
did so many years ago. But the 
American dream has changed and 
so necessarily have the people who 
represent that dream. No longer 
does Lincoln hold the key to 
greatness in this country. Today our 
heros are the likes of Bruce 
Springsteen and Jack Kerouac: 
rockers and beat urbanites who sing 
of a mechanized and paved 
homeland that is founded more on 
cars and quick bucks than wheat 
fields and candlelight study. The 
essential American visits 
amusement parks on Saturdays and 
at night rides through decadent 
alleyways of demonic cities where 
dropouts race in the streets until 
morning. If you are in search of the 
American dream today, you do not 
take correspondence courses, you 
(Continued on page 27) 

By Gray Rothkopf 

Last year, in my travels across 
the country, I stayed in 
Washington, D.C. for a week and 
a few days. There I visited the 
D.C. Detention Center and learned 
the fate of one of my father's 
college friends — a man named 
Alan Berkman . At the time, I knew 
he'd been sentenced to a spell in 
prison, but I was unaware of his 
true circumstance. 

Dr. Berkman graduated from 
Columbia University's College of 
Physicians and Surgeons in 1971. 
His peers considered him a 
brilliant young man; manyof them 
expected him to specialize. Yet 
some weren't surprised when 
Alan went into general public 
practice, opting for the satisfaction 
in healing our hospitals' sick 
instead of the greater financial 
security to be found in 
specialization. It was this love of 
people that led him into what, in 
referring to Alan, a New York Times 
article has called "anti- 
imperialistic activities." Alan's 
activism was a peaceful one; after 
all, he is a doctor and his politics 
were grounded firmly in his life's 
work. Yet he was forced 
underground when U.S. 
government agents attempted to 
blackmail him into revealing 
information about people he was 
suspected of knowing. 

The agents threatened Alan 
with imprisonment for his alleged 
part in treating a wanted man. 
The agents impressed Alan with 
their sincerity and ability to take 

. . .the United States 
government is quite 
capable of using 
blackmail and torture 
and keeping political 

him away from his wife, daughter 
and his commitment to helping the 
oppressed and healing the sick. The 
threat scared Alan into running, and 
when he was eventually caught in 
1987, he was sentenced to ten years 
in prison. 

However, injustice grew like the 
cancer within Alan's body. While 
awaiting trial Alan was diagnosed 
to be suffering from Hodgkin's 
disease, a grave lymphatic cancer. 
The disease was forced into 
remission by radiation therapy, but 
there was no treatment for our 
government's vindictive 

prosecution, truly a persecution. 

Alan was sent in his weakened 
condition to Marion State Prison in 
Illinois, one of the maximum 
security prisons in the U.S. If the 
normal security standards had been 
applied, Alan couldn't have been 
assigned to more then a medium 
security prison. Yet, as one article 
on Alan's predicament notes, his 
current "security" classification is 
based solely on the fact that he is a 
political prisoner. 

It took me seven hours to get 
through the minimal security at the 
D.C. Detention Center to see Alan, 
where we met behind glass and 
talked over phones. At Marion a 
prisoner is brutally strip-searched 
before and after a rare visit, even 
though one sits in sound proof 
concrete bunkers, from which there 

is no possibility of anything but 
vocal contact. In Marion I'm told 
that prisoners are allowed one 
hour a day out of their cells, an 
hour in which they are guided — 
manacled — by three guards 
throughout the cell block. Only 
one prisoner is walked at a time. It 
is always only the guards and the 
prisoner. Alan said it was all too 

And it doesn't end. For only a 
few weeks after I left him last 
spring, Alan suffered a recurrence 
of Hodgkin's disease, and the 
federal Bureau of Prisons kept him 
first from a proper diagnostic 
(Alan suspected a recurrence), 
then from receiving treatment. It 
took a vast mobilization of 
resources in which hundreds of 
letters and articles were written 
to get Alan treated. According to 
specialists, Hodgkin's disease is 
fatal unless treated immediately; 
it took over three months to get 
Alan into the chemotherapy that 
numbs his hands and feet while 
his hair falls from his body like 

You are thinking, he must be 
leaving some important 
information out, this by my 
personal experience with one 
man: an individual, but one whose 
treatment within society is not 
unique. I know of other, similar 
cases and Alan himself hinted at 
the darkness that's befallen some 
of his acquaintances and friends. 
However, let me return to my 

Here is the representative case 
of Dr. Alan Berkman to show that 
the United States government is 
quite capable of using blackmail 
and torture and keeping political 

The Bowdoin Orient 

October 12, 1990 25 

Bush's response to crisis in Middle East disappoints 


Orient Contributor 

In the autumn of 1988, 1, a solid 
Democrat, deserted my party by 
supporting George Bush for 
President. Mr. Bush appeared to 
represent a new type of 
Republicanism, open to moderate 
and even (God forbid) liberal ideas. 
Finally America had produced a 
Presidential candidate who 
advocated fiscal responsibility 
along with environmental and 
social concerns. 

Mr. Bush's early performance as 
President impressed me. I was 
particularly pleased with his refusal 
to allow additional oil drilling on 
the California coast, along with his 
excellent handling of the repression 
in China. The President's resolve 
to maintain relations with the 
detested government in Beijing 
proved correct in the long run, 
ensuring that the two nations did 
not fall into an abyss of non- 
communication. Despite my initial 

approval of President Bush's 
performance, his recent actions 
involving the Kuwaiti crisis and 
federal budget have severely 
disappointed me. 

On Aug. 2, the nation of Iraq 
invaded its neighbor, Kuwait. 
Within one week President Bush 
ordered American troops to the 
region to discourage Iraq from 
further aggression. This premature 
action was obviously not 
thoroughly thought through by the 
President and his advisors. The 
United States is now committed to a 
costly military stalemate with Iraq. 
Bush, a former ambassador to the 
United Nations under President 
Nixon, with his action blatantly 
disregarded the charter of the U.N. 
The charter, which the United States 
has pledged to abide by, and 
specifically states that when two 
nations experience a conflict (Iraq 
and U.S.), they will attempt to 
resolve their differences through 
diplomatic negotiations. In the even t 
that discourse is unsatisfactory. 

either party may ask the United 
Nations for economic sanctions 
against the other, and, as an absolute 
last resort, military action against 
its opponent. The President 
obviously acted too quickly in 
sending U.S. forces to Saudi Arabia . 
He did not allow enough time for 
negotiations or economic sanctions 
to take hold . Granted, the U.S. forces 
(invited by the Saudis) are acting as 
a deterrent to Iraq and have not 
engaged in any military action, but 
their very presence a ntagonizes Iraq 
and simply escalates the situation 
in the region. 

In addition, President Bush has 
potently disappointed me with his 
mishandling of the current budget. 
In the late 1980s Bush spoke of 
friendly bi-partisanship and 
cooperation with the Democratic 
Congress. Last week, however, 
frustrated with the prospect of a 
large deficit, the President reverted 
to Ronald Reagan's favorite activity: 
blaming the Congress for all of the 
nation's economic woes. Bush 

publicly embarrassed himself by 
whining about what he perceived 
as a lack of cooperation from 
Democratic Congressional 
leadership. Bush's frustration is 
not surprising, however, for he 
continues to hold himself hostage 
to an unrealistic, "No new taxes," 
pledge. The President himself 
certainly knows that the deficit will 
continue to exist as long as 
Republicans refuse to increase 
taxes on the upper and upper- 
middle classes. The Republican 
Party has been lying to the 
American public for the past ten 
years, giving the impression that 
the federal budget deficit can be 
eradicated by cuts in spending. 
The President owes the American 
people honesty; he must state that 
it is time to revoke the tax breaks 
instituted for the wealthy under 
the Reagan administration. 

My initial enthusiasm for 
President Bush has disintegrated 
recently. His premature action in 
the Persian Gulf and near- 

incompetence in dealing with the 
Democratic Congress on budget 
matters have disappointed me. 
While the President has performed 
his duties beyond satisfaction up 
to this point, it is an obvious fact to 
the realist American citizen that 
our nation and particularly the 
Northeast has begun a full-scale 

The President has not made 
prime-time television speeches 
about his plans to cure our 
economic problems; he only talks 
about how the United States will 
once again stand for freedom in the 
world (Kuwait). As Bush falls 
further into the Middle East crisis 
that he helped to create and 
escalate, the problems at home 
become only a second priority. I 
await the return of President 
George Bush, the man I supported 
in 1988, to replace our new leader, 
Commander-in-Chief George 
Bush; my only other option is to 
lookforward toa President Mitchell 
in 1992. 

«ake up B(wdoi» ! 

Rape and sexual harassment occur on 
college campuses more frequently than 

you'd think. It's up to us to create a 
safe campus for the Bowdoin community. 



BACKGROUND: Laura earned an associate 
degree in interior design from Endicott 
College in Mass. and is now a senior at Dezel 
University in Philadelphia. In fact it was she 
who designed the interior of the Kitchen 

PHILOSOPHY: "A designer must deal with 
this paradox: How to simultaneously create a 
functional and aesthetical environment. At 
the Kitchen, Laura used simple geometric 
forms with classical embelishments to set a 
relaxing mood. Then she added a raised 
platform with cut-out railing, faux finishes, 
contemporary furniture and lighting for style. 
"We also decided to display local art* and 
always have interesting background music 
Music such as Reggae, Jazzy-New Age and 

FOOD: Laura's favorite items on the 
Kitchen's menu are the smoked chicken 
dishes and the home-made soups. The 
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The same goes for the delicious soups. 
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26 October 12, 1990 

The Bowdoin Orient 

Caution urged for reunification 

To the Editor: 

In last week's First Amendment 
column Khurram Dastgir-Khan 
discussed German reunification. 
Preaching 'forgive and forget' 
attitudes, he wondered why 
"instead of greeting this new change 
with all our heart, we are drowning 
it in a sea of guilt. Why can we not 
forgive 78 million Germans, human- 
beings like us, the crimes they never 

Unfortunately this issue isn't so 
clear-cut that we should hold a 
ticker-tape parade down 5th 
Avenue to celebrate. As a human- 
self-determination both for 
individuals and for nations, but the 
implications of a unified Germany 
may not be the "lucky omen" 
Khurram calls it. 

Throughout history the Prussion 
people have exhibited their prowess 
for warfare and their drive for 
honor. From the Austro-Prussian 
empire of the Hapsburgs to the far- 
reaching ambition of the Third 
Reich, the German people have 
exhibited a strong sense of 

patriotism, nationalism, and blind 
ethnocentricity. Unification brings 
abundant human resources together 
with Western sophisticated 
technology to form a huge country 
that will quickly become 
economically stable and 

Sounds good. Unless you're 
European and remember all too 
clearly the unstoppable Germany 
that swept through and occupied 
most of Europe not so long ago. We 
Americans hail reunification as a 
breakthrough for democracy, but 
does democracy promise peace? Is 
there anything inherent in the 
definitions that would lead us to 
believe the two to be mutually 
inclusive? Unfortunately not. 

I am not anti-Germanic, and I do 
believe that the young Germans feel 
great shame for the henious actions 
of their parents, but I do not feel that 
wholesale forgiveness is in order. It 
would be extremely foolish to 
underestimate the Germans. Forty- 
five years is not that long. The 
leaders of the country are of the 
generation that formed Hitler's 

youth corps, if they didn't serve 
even moredirectly. Will a timecome 
when they seek to fulfill the 
promises their fathers made in the 
Third Reich? Half a century is not 
such a long time on the grand scale 
of history. 

What is important is to 
understand the numerous 
possibilities ahead in the German 
future in upcoming years; it is a 
mistake to paint the whole scenario 
day-glo pink and stamp it with a 
huge 'This is good" rubber stamp. 
Germany doesn't need our 
"forgiveness and acceptance" (as 
Khurram suggested) to guarantee 
democracy or anything else. The 
determination and character of the 
German people will shape and 
influence the course of German 

As my Jewish Swiss-German 
friend, Gabriella, once said as a 
comment on the subject, " is 
frightening how quickly the world 
can forget, and how slowly it 
Elizabeth Yarnell '91 

BWA clarifies 

To the Editor: 

In response to the numerous 
references to the Bowdoin 
Women's Association in last 
week's Orient, we would like to 
clarify our role in the Bowdoin 
Community. We resent being used 
in David Potischman's justification 
for the perpetuation of a sexist 
institution. It was immediately 
obvious that Mr. Potischman had 
not recently attended a BWA 
meeting. If he had he would know 
that the main objectives are idle 
discussion and awareness of the 
"trials and tribulations i of 
womanhood." The BWA is a 
political organization devoted to 
raising awareness of women's 
issues and gender relations, open 
to any member of the Bowdoin 
community. This concerns the 
unknown author of "College 
Intolerant of Difference"; BWA 
membership is based on interest, 
not bidding. Consequently, men 
as well as women attend and 
participate in the meetings. 

The primary meeting topics 

include: theequal rightsof women, 
sexuality issues, the oppression of 
women in society, reproductive 
rights, sexual harassment, and the 
lives of women at Bowdoin. By 
sponsoring lectures, discussions, 
and action, our aim is to expose 
gender biases inherent in our 
society, which are detrimental to 
men as well as women. We realize 
that our presence on campus is 
often found to be threatening, and 
we acknowledge this. In exposing 
these biases we are challenging 
the social structure that each one 
of us grew up with, and this is 
indeed threatening. However, we 
hope that our actions promote 
thought about the origin and 
legitimacy of thesebiases. Because 
these gender biases affect both 
sexes, fighting these biases 
requires the action of both sexes. 
We hold weekly meetings every 
Monday at 5:30 PM in Coles Tower 
2South and welcome newcomers. 

The Bowdoin Women's 

Disrespect of fire safety holds serious consequences 

To the Editor 

How often do Bowdoin students 
think about fire safety? It probably 
isn't common talk at dinner in 
Wentworth Hall or casual discourse 
while strolling around the campus. 
Nonetheless, there is a need for at 
least an awareness of how the risk 
of fire could affect you and your 

It is my impression that after three 
years at Bowdoin there have been 
times when full awareness of fire 
safety on the part of the students 
has been short of what should be 
expected. The current system for 
safeguarding students has been 
abused, at the expense and risk of 

the college and the students. I form 
this judgement on events such as 
the rash of false fire alarms that 
Coleman Hall experienced two 
years ago, the alarm that was set off 
by an inebriated student in Maine 
Hall last year, and the recent 
complaints of false firm alarms in 
Coleman Hall and the fire in Moore 

1 have faith that the vast majority 
of Bowdoin students are aware of 
fire safety and respect the system 
that is established to protect them. 
Fire alarms arc a serious matter, 
and should be respected as such, 
even when they force students to 
wait outside of their dorms while 

snow falls, waiting for Security to 
respond. For those who choose to 
abuse the system, I offer a word of 
caution. False fire alarms disrupt 
students living in the dorms, they 
put students at risk of injury while 
exiting the buildings, and they 
disturb campus Security, who must 
respond to the alarm. 

Students are surely aware of the 
response that Security gives to 
alarms. While Security is assessing 
the situation, the Brunswick Fire 
Department is put on standby, 
which causes a further disruption 
to the community. False alarms at 
Bowdoin probably also have the 
effect of crying "wolf" in the event 

of danger. Successive false fire 
alarms may disrupt the fire 
department so much that the 
effectiveness of their response may 
be less if a legitimate emergency 
did occur. Suddenly, the event of a 
false fire alarm escalates from a 
would-be high school prank to a 
very serious event. 

If an individual is caught for 
setting a fire alarm, the penalty for 
the offense is a S200 fine to the 
student involved. You may think 
that's peanuts (hopefully most of 
us don't), yet it is just a fraction of 
the town's fine of $3,000 and /or 
imprisonment for setting off the fire 

alarm. The individual can also 
expect disciplinary action, which 
could require a visit to the Student 
Judiciary Board. 

I hope this letter has helped to 
raiseawarenessof the need forsome 
respect towards fire safety a nd those 
who work to safeguard the 
inhabitants of dorms at Bowdoin. 
Remember that the fire alarm 
system is in place for one reason — 
to safeguard the inhabitants of 
college dorms in the event of a fire. 
Please give it the respect it deserves. 
After all, it concerns you. 
Robert F. Raney '92 

Calvin and Hobbes 

by Bill Watterson 





The Bowdoin Orient 

October 12, 1990 27 

New Jersey 

(Continued from page 24) 

hit the road with a trunk full of 
mescalineand acid. And New Jersey 
is the place where it all starts, 
whether you are headed out to 
California, or working at a carwash. 
To be from New Jersey today is to 
be a representative of the newly 
hewn American image: this is seen 
more and more in our literature and 
music. Springsteen is of course from 
New Jersey, but also was Salvatore 
Paradise, Jack Kerouac's 
autobiographical protagonist in the 
epic novel On The Road. Popular 
songs show the shift in American 
values in their idolization of the 
state: "Counting thecarson the New 

Jersey Turnpike" (Simon and 
Garfunkle), "Tonight I'm going to 
take that ride, across the river to the 
Jersey side" (Tom Waits), The 
Traveling Wilburys... the list goes 
on and on. 

New Jersey is not only the "hip" 
place to be from but it is producing 
a new league of Americans — the 
scrappy, blue collar, gritty 
workingfolk with the drive to gut it 
outtothetop. As Bruce Springsteen 
said: "Some people say it all began 
in the Garden of Eden, but they 
were wrong, it started right here, in 
the Garden State." 

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in a number of ways," he concedes. 
Many people see his age as an asset, 
and are impressed with the fact that 
he is ambitious enough to go after a 
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Should Banks be elected, he would 
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Weekend damage Columbus Day Conference 

(Continued fron page 1) 

extinguisher. A piano, stereo 
equipment, and several items of 
clothing were also damaged. 

Lewellan said, "The function had 
to be stopped and physical plant 
called to clean up the mess." 

Lewallen declined to release the 
name of the Harvard man, but said 
. he is in the process of assembling 
information to send to Harvard 
University for an internal 
disciplinary vote. 

"Main Lounge was done without 
our knowledge and without any 
participation from Bowdoin Zetes," 
Bandurski said, adding "although 
we did invite this person up, we 
had no way of predicting he would 
behave this way. We believe it 
should be treated as an individual 

Zcta Psi Vice-President David 
Potischman '92 added, "We don't 
think we're blameless, but we're not 
directly involved in any of the 

"We're accepting reponsibility for 
what happened and cooperating 
with Dean Lewallen and the House 
Corporation to get the situation 
resolved," he said. 

The Chi Delta Phi members feel 
that the Bowdoin Zcta Psi chapter 
should be held accountable for 
Saturday night's events. 

"I understand that some of the 
Lamda Zetes felt bad about the 
incidents this weekend. However, 
since they chose to ignore the 
damage rather than actively prevent 
it, they too have to be held 
responsible," said Bart Accocella '91 . 

Chi Delta Phi's eviction of Zeta 
Psi from 14 College Street responds 
not only to the damages Zetes' 
visitors wreaked on the Chi Delta 
Phi house Saturday night, but also 
to Bowdoin Zetes' and their guests' 
use of cups that bolster single-sex 

Many Zeta Psis socializing at the 
Chi Delta Phi house on Saturday 
night displayed red plastic cups that 
read Zeta Psi "Better Dead than Co- 
ed" and are decorated with a 
drawing of a female stick figure 
with a slash through it. 

"Thecups were not only an insult 
to Chi Delta Phi, but to every other 
house on campus and the campus 
in general," said Mcarthur. 

In defense of the Bowdoin Zetes, 
Bandurski stated, "Wedidn't design 
the cups or know they were here. 
They were brought up by an 

McArthurtold the Orient the Zcta 
Psi members will no longer be 
allowed to socialize at the Chi Delta 
Phi house unless invited by a Chi 
Delta Phi member. 

(Continued from page 3) 
Columbus Day? 

Wells: We tend to put all of the 
emphasis on Columbus, and there's 
nothing wrong with that, I think we 
have to recognize that this is a 
tremendous enterprise by the 
Europeans to get across here and 
the new technology which came 
about during this age of 
reconnaissance in their ability, with 
very few numbers, to take 
advantage of their technological 
superiority and useing Indian allies 
todefeat many of these civilizations. 

Its not in any way denigrating 
their contribution but at the same 
time its recognizing that there is 
more to it than the western approach 
or the western emphasis. And that's 
what we're trying to do at the 

Orient: Is there any other 
important aspectsof Columbus day 
that people should know? 

Wells: Ithinkoneoftheproblems 
is that when we have studied 
Europeans and the Indians, we have 
tended to, for our own particular 
historical and ideological reasons, 
either created a good cop/bad cop 
routine in that we tend to either 

extol the virtues of European 
civilization and make the Indians 
seem like ritualistir, cannibalistic, 
human sacrificial, power-mad, 
savages or we dc the opposite. We 
say how wonderful, bucolic, 
peaceful, humane, and what great 
part in literature the Indians had. 
We do the same thing with the 
Europeans, wecreateakindof black 
legend versus a white legend of 
history. So I hope that what comes 
out of all this emphasis on the 
quincentenary is a more balanced 
perspective on these cultures, both 
the positive attributes and the 
negative. And that's what is sorely 
missing. Because you can go 
through theaccountsoftheconquest 
and Indians are portrayed in a 
certain manner and the Spanish are 
always diametrically opposed to 
that. In many ways, I think it is the 
writers, historians, chronicles, and 
anthropologists who really haven't 
done a service because they tended 
to use the encounter for their own 
ideological and political 
perspectives. So we have go beyond 
that to interpret what's going on. If 
we can get this idea across, that will 
be a tremendous accomplishment. 

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Orient: The Indians got the 
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think the Indians were at the neat 

Wells: Absolutely, but on the 
other hand, what would be the point 
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What I'm saying is that when re- 
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question of correcting the European 
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a balanced perspective on whatjthe 
quincentenary is about. And I think 
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Orient: Did the Indians benefits 
from the European exploration? 

Wells: You look at the balance 
sheet and it doesn't look very good 
for the Indian perspective. Clearly 
they lost their land, they were forced 
to servile labor, and the 
demographic disaster we talked 
about, and clearly we're not as 
healthy in termsof civilizations and 
the case of North America, even 
worse still because they kept on 
being pushed further and further 
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in Latin America too, for example 
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Angie Dierks "92 and Dennis Perkins *92 sit on the Moulton Union steps leading up to the Office of 
Career Sevices where the CIA was interviewing yesterday. Photo by Jim Sabo. 

Students oppose CIA recruitment 

DSA organizes silent sit-in outside OCS yesterday 

BY BRENDAN RIELLY considered heterosexual," on the protest or the charg 


Orient Staff 

The Central Intelligence 
Agency's recruiting efforts met 
with protest Thursday, as the 
Democratic Socialists of America 
staged a sit-in on the steps in the 
Moulton Union leading up to the 
Office of Career Services. 

Twenty to twenty-five 
students, wearing bandannas 
over their mouths and carrying 
signs, protested the CIA's political 
activity and their hiring process, 
from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. 

The DSA organised the protest 
in order to condemn CIA 
discrimination against 

homosexuals in their hiring 
policies, said national liason Keith 
Nokes '93. 

Though CIA Personnel 
Representative Bryan Peters 
signed a recruitment form stating 
that the agency does not 
discriminateonthebasisof sexual 
orientation, Nokes cited two 
national court cases — JulieDubbs 
v. William Webster, CIA Director 
and Webster v. Doe — against the 
agency as proof of its biased 

"They've organized a 
loophole," said Nokes, "where 
they subject a gay applicant to a 
much more rigorous security 
examination. They consider 
homosexuality a security risk." 

Nokes said the discrimination 
occurs not only in the hiring 
process, but when an employee 
admits he or she is gay. "Their 
sexual conduct was never 
investigated when they were 

on the protest or the charges of 
discrimination because he was 
"not designated as the individual 
to serve as spokesperson for the 

Tessler included sexual 
orientation in the college's new 
non-discrimination policy as a 
result of former President LeRoy 
Greason's directive last spring. 

Besides sexual preference, the 
policy also prohibits any 
institution, privateor public, who 
discriminates on the basis of age, 
race, color, sex, marital or parental 
status, religion, creed, ancestry, 
national and ethnic origin, 
physical or mental handicap from 
recruiting or distributing 
(Continued on back page) 

considered heterosexual, 

complained Nokes, who said he did 
not know of any professed 
homosexual who had been retained. 

The DSA also protested the CIA's 
political involvement in the 
overthrow of former Iranian leader 
Mohammed Mossedeq in 1953 and 
former Chilean President Allende 
in 1973 and subsequent installation 
of the Shah and General Pinochet, 

Various student protesters also 
carried signs reminding onlookers 
of the CIA's role in the Iran-Contra 
affair and citing former agents Philip 
Agee's and John Stockwell's claim 
that the. CIA has killed over 15 
million peoplein the last fortyyears. 

Sexual discrimination was the 
main consideration, 
however, as the 
DSA asked the OCS 
to set up an open 
forum in which the 
agency and 

students could 
discuss the CIA's 
hiring policies. 

Such a forum 
would be a "very 
healthy exchange of 
information and one 
that will be ol 
educational value to 
the Bowdoin 

community," said 
Lisa Tessler 

Director of Careei 

Tessler said 
Peters told her he 
would not comment Angie Dierks "92. Photo by Jim Sabo. 

Coalition protests 
Edwards' response to 
November 2 deadline 


Orient News Editor 

The Coalition of Concerned 
Students, dissatisfied with President 
Robert H. Edwards' statement 
concerning his plans for faculty 
diversity, has scheduled a passive- 
resistence blockade today. 

Today marked the deadline set 
by the coalition for Edwards' 

The coalition called the statement 
"unacceptable," and feels that it does 
not meet nor fully address "the 
problems of homogeneity at 
Bowdoin put forth last spring." 

The demonstration will begin at 
7:00 a.m., and they plan to blockade 
the entrances to the Hawthorne- 
Longfellow Library and the 
administrative building. 

Members of the coalition have 
chosen the library and the 
administrative building because 
"they are the most central areas in 
which to express our unfulfilled 
demands to the whole of the 
Bowdoin community." 

A member of the coalition, 
Jenckyn Goosby '91, said "we do 
not wish to alienate anyone." 
Goosby said the demonstration is 
going to be non-violent, and hopes 
"everyone who believes in diversity 
will join in the day of response." 

On October 31, Edwards 
addressed the Coalition of 
Concerned Students and the 
Bowdoin community of his 
intentions for further diversifying 
the student body and the faculty. As 
the channel 13 news crew and the 
Portland Press Herald looked on, 
Edwards calmly commended the 
coalition for the "impressive 
demonstration" during the 
Inauguration. The Coalition of 
Concerned Students held a silent 
demonstration outside Farley Field 
House last Friday as President 
Edwards was inaugurated as the 
thirteenth president. 

In his report, Edwards told the 
coalition that the prepared 

statement is only a "status report" 
and it is not "designed to dispose of 
thequestion of divcrsity,but to open 
discourse a subject that will never 
have a 'solution' but .will require 
unending commitment, tolerance, 
and energy from all of us." 

Edwards' statement reiterated his 
"conviction that Bowdoin must 
create a more welcoming 
environment for cultural, racial, 
religious, and socio-economic 

Edwards also stated that Bowdoin 
has started to diversify and these 
attributes should not go unnoticed. 
Along with reminding the students 
of the measures already taken, he 
told them it will not stop here. He 
said,"this is an important base; it 
demonstrates both fact and intent." 
Edwards said it is the "College's 
business" that graduates of 
Bowdoin be enlightened and aware 
of issues about race, gender, and 

When asked about the reason for 
the demonstration, coalition 
member Johannah Burdin '92 said, 
"We arc demonstrating because we 
asked for a plan and wedidn'tgeta 
plan." Burdin said the coalition 
would like to see Bowdoin "as the 
leading the way in diversity, and 
president Edwards and Bowdoin 
could achieve that goal." Burdin 
feels that Bowdoin has much 
potential with President Edwards, 
and she hopes that this potential 

In his statement, Edwards listed 
several items which will move 
forward. He said; 

1. Faith Perry will be the 
Affirr/iative Action Officer, to assist 
departments in casting their net in 
the most effective way possible so 
as to secure diverse pools of 

2. Bowdoin will continue to 
participate in the Swarthmore 
consortium and Minority Fellow 
Program; which enablesa promising 
young minority scholar to teach at 

(Continued on back page) 

Turn the page . . . 

Professor tabulates election results-Page 3 
Inauguration pictorial-Page 5 

2 November 2, 1990 

The Bowdoin Orient 

Students travel to Harvard Lesbian, Bisexual, Gay conference 


Orient Contributor 

lesbian bisexual and gay community. Sexpest is the editor of 
"On Our Backs," a lesbian erotica magazine, and author of The 
Lesbian Sex Manual. 
AfterthreeconsecutiveyearsatYale,eightBowdoinstudent S Inaddition, nightly films and performances were held and 

joined a few Bowdoin alumni and 1200 people from around Saturday night participants were given a banquet followed by 

the country at the fourth annual Lesbian Bisexual and Gay a costume dance. 

Studies Conference was held at Harvard University this past 

Conference participants discussed many provocative and 
controversial topics throughout the tightly packed weekend 
schedule. Within the eight hour-and-a-half sessions panelists 
and audience members talked about such issues as the "medical 

Many provocative and controversial topics were discussed 
throughout the conference — far too many for adequate 
coverage here — but a few, continually examined and criticized 
within the lesbian, bisexual and gay community, are important 
to mention. 

The concept of "drag," considered "crossdressing" by most, 
gaze on the gay community, AIDS activism and theory, was addressed in Friday night's presentation by Dr. Queen's 
representations of black gay male experiences, legal issues. Drag Academy. Aside from the question raised, but not 

the French theorist Foucault, cultural representations of 
homosexuality, and the media and sexual representation. 

Panelists ranged from university and college professors to 
political activists. Each presentation was followed by an 
audience discussion with the panelists. 

Among the panelists was Craig Harris, who lectured at 
Bowdoin last spring during BGLAD's first annual Out Week. 
He spoke on AIDS and the black male community. Eve 
Sedgwick and Michael Moon, both of Duke University, 
discussed the cult of Divine, the actor/actress often featured 
in John Water's films. Another panelist Susie Bright, otherwise 
known as Susie Sexpest, addressed the issue of porn in the 

normative society in the U.S. as non-gays have. We are not 
exempt from cultural and societal values and attitudes which 
we are meant to be assimilated into. 

In addition to complexities raised within the panel 
discussions, conflict arose within the conference' itself. A 
boycott was called against Saturday night's keynote speaker, 
Catherine Stimpson. 

Luz Maria Umpierre, a panel participant, informed her 
audience that Stimpson voted against the tenure of Juanita 
Ramos, a panelist on the Latino/Latina Politics panel and that 
Stimpson has voted against every African American and 
Latin American professor who has come up for tenure at 
Rutgers University. Umpierre said she would not have 
accepted the invitation to speak at this conference had she 
answered, by one woman in the troupe concerning the known that she would be on the same program as Stimpson. 

Betty Thompson gets high 
marks as new counselor 

subversion of the feminine construct, the history of drag was 
presented without an examination of gender presentation 
within it. 

During the panel- discussion of Latino & Latin Politics of 
Sexual Identity: The U.S., was challenged. The notion of a 
"Queer Nation" can be critiqued as a "melting pot" of gays — 
not only may it obscure cultural differences which many 
lesbians, bisexual, and gays have, as well as self-protect itself 
against criticism of having other biases, but equating the gay 
community as an ethnic group obscures the fact that lesbians 
bisexuals & gays have grown up surrounded by the same 

Stimpson spoke at Bowdoin three years ago about 
networking and the dangers of prioritizing oppressions. 

As a final note on the Harvard conference, there was some 
particularly notable graphic artwork that calls for recognition. 
The Aids Coalition to Unleash Power, ACT UP!, was selling 
posters picturing the head of Cardinal John O'Conner next to 
a rolled out pink condom of the same size. The poster read 
"Know Your Scumbags." Under the condom in smaller print 
"this one prevents AIDS" was written. 

Kristin Marshall '90 participated in the Harvard conference. 


Orient Contributor 

Those who know her call her Ms. 
T. Ms.T, whose real name is Betty 
Thompson, is one of this year's new 
counseling service members. A 
graduateof Wichita State University, 
where she was active in the campus 
community, Thompson brings fresh 
ideas and a positive attitude to 

She is here to serve as a counselor 
to all students, an advisor to multi- 
ethnic groups, and a resource for the 
college to turn to on multi-cultural 
and organizational issues. 

"Bowdoin is considered to be 
highly ranked nationwide both 
academically and politically," 
Thompson said. She said shotfeels 
that Bowdoin students have a 
consciousness forsecking "enduring 
solutions" to societal problems. In 
fact, she added that she sees Bowdoin 
as being a "possible forerunner to 
create opportunities for diversity." 
Betty Thompson is, without a 
d oubt, very excited to be at Bo wdoi n . 
She said that one of her goals is to 
further educate the college campus 
about the existence of racism and 
oppression, and the way in which 
individuals can combat those two 
problems. As an advisor to the Peer 

Betty Thompson 

Couns^ors Group, Thompson seeks 
to inforih the students about "isms" 
and how to eliminate them. 

Another of Thompson's duties 
will be to train these students to be 
peer counselors. 

She stressed that she would like 
to serve as a resource person to the 
faculty and administration, but most 
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In the spirit of Halloween, 
Chi Psi held its annual 
"Haunted House" last Tuesday, 
October 29 for the local children 
in the Brunswick area. 

Dave Bernstein '92, John 
Auerbach'91 and Dave Johnson 
'92 organized the festivities and 
Bernstein said the event was a 
"huge success." 

The event was free of charge 
for the children, butoverl00$in 
donations were collected which 
will be given to the Bath 
Children's Home. 

To achieve the haunted affect, 
the halls of Chi Psi were 
^converted to the residents of 
famous monsters such as Count 
Dracula, the mad scientist, and 
the famous local ghoul, "the 
blue moose." 

The youngsters were treated 
to a tour of terror through the 
house. They were greeted at the 
door by the Grim Reaper (David 
Bender '91). In the kitchen, the 
dancing voodoo priest Mitchell 
Zuklie '91 practiced voodoo 
magic on his hapless victim as 
his demented helpers danced 
around screaming and 
whooping to the sounds of 
voodoo drums. 

Another highlight was the 
torture chamber which featured 
Jim Rock'93 and Brian Farnham 
'93 sharing time as the exploding 
man. Around the corner, Count 

A local Brunswick girl is terrified 
Photo by Mark Jeong 

Dracula (Colin Tory '93), waited 
patiently for unsuspecting victims 
to pounce on. 

Preceding down to the second 
floor, the mad scientist (Cato 
Kemmler '93) literally showed some 
heart as he operated on Matt 
Torington '93 and brandished his 
bloody tools at the kids. Down the 
hall the hanging man (Jeff Demming 
'93), tried to persuade the children 
to "hang" out for a while. 

Chi Psi got much needed 

by scary Chi Psi members. 

participation from others in the 
community such as some 
members of Alpha Beta Phi and 
other Bowdoin students. Grand 
City also contributed with 
discounts on candy and 

When asked about the event, 
Auerbach said "the haunted 
House gives Chi Psi's a chance to 
get in touch with the community," 
and hoped that the kids had as 
much fun as the organizers. 


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November 2, 1990 

Election 1990 Election 1990 Election 1990 Election 1990 Election 1990 Election 1990 

Bowdoin professor participates in election tabulation 

Assistant professor of Government Janet Martin will tabulate Maine election results for NES 


Orient Asst. News Editor 

If you turn on your television next 
Tuesday night and are given up to 
the minute election results for 
Maine, you can thank Government 
Professor Janet Martin. 

Last July Martin was given the 
job of Maine State manager for the 
News Election Service (NES). The 
News Election Service is a 
cooperative news agency which is 
owned by ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, 
and AP and UPI wire services and 
whose purpose is to "collect, 
tabulate, and distribute unofficial 
election night vote results" nation 

To organize this massive 
undertaking, the NES hires fifty 
state managers who arexesponsible 
for organizing the election returns 
to be dessiminated to the networks 
and the wire services. 

Professor Martin was 
recommended for the job by one of 
her students. "Bowdoin students 
have wonderful connections: 
probably better than the faculty ever 
have," she joked. 

Martin had been planning to 
return from Washington where she 
was working for Congress to have a 
"nice peaceful year doing research 
and teaching," but this job changed 
all that. 'It used to be that state 
managers were all journalists but it 
sort of broadened out. Now you get 
a lot of people who are 'politic 
groupies' who are involved with it 

so you have a lot of reporters but 
also a lot of academics, political 
scientists, authors and even the New 
Hampshire Commissioner of 
Agriculture." What all these 
managers do share, if not 
occupational interests, is a love of 
politics, Martin said. 

Martin is leaving for New York 
on Friday to prepare for theTuesday 
elections. Most of the hard work of 
her job has already been completed 
and consisted of organizing people 
to help report election tallies to the 
NES in New York. Those who were 
enlisted range from journalists to 
students from colleges, and 
universities such as Maine, 
Bowdoin, and Colby as well as from 
various government classes at 
Maine high schools. These students 
are in charge of precinct reports. 
"Precinct report" is the general term 
given by the NES for various voting 
units at counties throughout the 
nation, whether they be districts, 
ward s, towns, etc. Precinct reporters 
are responsible for collecting the 
totals as soon as they are available 
and calling them in to NES regional 
centers. In this way, unofficial 
election results are available for the 
media to report without waiting for 
official tallies. 

Precinct reports are only one 
phase, however. To accumulate 
100% of the votes for any election, 
the NES uses a County Report. 
Martin is also responsible for 
assigning reporters at each county 
who will call the NES in New York 

Associate professor of Government 
Janet Martin. Photo by Jim Sabo. 

on election night with cumulative 
reports as results come in. These 
reporters are often at tabulation 
centers long into the night as some 
of these centers have to hand count 
paper ballots. As Martin puts it: 
"when Dan Rather announces that 
one percent of the votes have been 
sent in at 8:1 5, it's from one of those 
precinct calls that that information 
is coming from." 

While all of this is happening, 
Martin will be in New York at NES 
National Center supervising the 
results as they come in throughout 

the night. With as many as a 
thousand phone calls coming in 
from precincts and counties 
throughout Maine, that amounts to 
a hectic night. "Sometimes voter 
registration figures don't match 
election results and that's got to be 
sorted out. If atown reporter doesn't 
call in, we've got to track himdown." 

Although a native of Wisconsin, 
Martin says her ex perienceas Maine 
State Manager has allowed her to 
become intimate with five hundred 
towns in Maine. Sometimes she 
would call cities to locate precinct 
locations and end up getting a crash 
course in Maine accents and 
colloquialisms. "It was up in 
Gardiner or someplace that I could 
never understand what they were 
saying with the accent," Martin 
recalls. "One location was given to 
me as Willard Street Hose House 
and it took me a while to understand 
they were talking about a Fire 

Compounding the difficulty of 
the job is the fact that Maine takes 
longer to tabulate its voles than a lot 
of other states, in part, says Martin, 
because of problems such as small 
voting districts which have only 
seven registered voters, none of 
whom may vote, or because of a 
significant amount of referendum 
issues each of which must be 
counted. Sometimes the problems 
are wonderfully Maine in nature. 
"In some cases there isn't a phone 

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on an island and you have to wait 
for election results to be rowed in." 
Martin has learned a lot about the 
nitty gritty of election processes that 
she never knew before. "I had never 
asked the question of 'where do the 
results come from on election night?' 
and now I know," she said . Another 
interesting part of the job was 
meeting the other state managers at 
a convention the NES held last 
August. 'These are some of the most 
interesting people I've met," she 
said. "It's sort of common that they 
all like politics and like to watch 
election returns." 

Ironically enough, Martin herself 
won't be able to do this as she must 
watch computer print outs and sec 
only the results for one state. "I have 
students who I've forced to tell me 
on Thursday what happened in the 
elections," she joked. 

Martin's job does not end after 
election night is over as she must 
wrap up the loose ends of the 
tremedous organizational system 
that was in gear, making sure people 
get paid and so on. 

When asked if she would ever 

consider doing this job again, Martin 

laughs. "My friends and family all 

say 'no way, you can't do this again .' 

but I'd do it again. It's a different 

group of people that you work with 

and they're all just wonderful. 

People are excited and interested 

and come from different 


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the Afro-American House, 
the Women's Resource 
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Center, the International 
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Psi, TD, Deke, Psi U, Kappa 

Sig, Delta Sig will vote at the Coffin 
School on Barrows Drive off of 
Columbia Avenue. Take a right 
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Columbia Avenue (Columbia is 
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At the comer of Barrows and 
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intersects with Raymond Road. 
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on your right. 

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of Union and Cumberland. 
Union Street runs parallel 
to Maine Street. Take it past 
Grand City, two blocks 
past Pleasant Street. That 
is Cumberland Street. The 
school is a brick building 
on your left. 

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The Bowdoin Orient 

Edwards * inauguration speech addresses diversity, deficit 

The following passages are 
exerpted from President 
Robert H. Edwards' 
inauguration address. 

Two months ago, newly arrived 
from Paris, I opened the College year 
standing in the footsteps of 
Bowdoin's nineteenth century 
presidents. There in the shadows of 
the Congregational church it was 
natural to reflect upon their 
confident sense of centrality and to 
speculate about institutional 
purpose in our exploding culture — 
creative, exciting, bewildering, and 
turbulent, beyond the wildest 
dreams of our antecedents. 

Two months into the job, Bowdoin 
apparently determined to install this 
person "from away," as outlanders 
are described in Maine, those great 
questions still rumble around us. 
But today, in this airy new structure, 
I'm drawn beyond the forces of 
culture and the fate of societies to 
earthier matters. I confront the 
question that used to be posed by 
my mentor David Bell, first when he 
was Director of the U.S. Budget, and 


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youngstaff members. (I am honored 
that he is here today, with at least 
three college presidents who used 
to work for him.) "Therefore what?" 
David used to ask, bringing us to 

Therefore what? Therefore the 
College budget — and a budget 
deficit, a large one, cumbersome and 
troubling. What to do? First, surely, 
look backwards to that age of 
certainty, when things were simpler, 
to the report of the Visiting 
Committee for 1837. 'They regret," 
the report says, to state that the 
estimate of the treasurer for the 
ensuing year does not present a view 
so favorable as last. He sets down 
the expenses at $9260, and the 
income at $7145, leaving a balance 
of $2115 against the College. The 
difference consists in the supposed 
diminution of dividends on our 
bank stock. But in the present 
unsettled state of business — the 
derangement of the currency — the 
novel situation of all the banks — it 
seems difficult to predict with much 
accuracy...the amount of dividend 
they may declare. Your committee 

recommends that the treasurer be 
authorized to borrow a sum 
sufficient to pay the deficiency, 
limiting the sum however to $2100 ." 

Inl838it wasn'tmuch better. The 
Visiting Committee looked 
gloomily beyond the bank 
dividends and concluded that, "for 
the ensuing year the deficiency is 
estimated to be $3500, rather more 
than a third of our whole 

They then observe: "It is apparent 
that if the institution can escape a 
reduction of expenditure, it will 
demand a great economy and 
carefulness in the application of its 
means, with the strictest fidelity and 
attention to its most important 
interests and objects, and the utmost 
improvement of its resources from 

That is very much the spirit of the 
charge being given by Bowdoin's 
Boards to their new president, and 
so, from Bowdoin in the America of 
1838 we turn this morning to 
Bowdoin and America in 1 990. How 
will we-^-and for all that American 
higher education or the society as a 
whole — react to an age that 

demands "a great economy and 
carefulness in the application of its 
means with the strictest fidelity and 
attention to its most important 
interests and objects"-j-and when 
resouces from tuition have peaked. 
What skills and attitudes of mind do 
we bring to the task?.... 

Where do we look for 

indications of Bowdoin's character, 
genius, and destiny? After only two 
months, the signs are exciting and 
filled with promise. There are a 
number of "markers" that I believe 
should define Bowdoin... 

...Diversity — race. It is the issue 
that could break America as a 
functioning society. How does 
Bowdoin, in the State of Maine, 
contribute to a working, racially 
plural United States, consistent with 
its character? I take it as axiomatic 
that me must reflect the wider 
society. Bowdoin is not a small, local 
college; it is a national insitution. Its 
graduates number two senators in 
Washington, the Permanent 
Representative to the United Nations 
in New York, bankers, lawyers, 

doctors, teachers around the 
country and the world. How can 
we educate the future leadership of 
America, female and male, black, 
Hispanic, if we do not reflect the 
country in microcosm. 

...We speak also of diversity of 
minds and intellectual passions; of 
race, surely — but race, if we are not 
careful, can mask the individual 
spirit that is attracted to and 
accepted by Bowdoin, to be nu tured 
for its human promise, not its race. 
Bowdoin can and must draw upon 
those elements of its tradition that 
are tolerant and welcoming, above 
all to individual spirits. 

As we, in Bowdoin, in America, 
in 1990, attend to our "most 
important interests and objects," 
and make our choices, I could ask 
for no more noble outcome than 
that we might all — boards, 
students, faculty and 

administration — "arrive where we 
started, and know the place for the 
first time." 

Women's Awareness Week starts this week 


Orient Staff 

Women's Awareness Weekis 
this coming week from 
November 5 through the 1 1 . The 
Bowdoin Women's 

Organization (BW A) along with 
other groups who co-sponsor 
the Woman's Awareness Week 

The activities are scheduled 
to run from November 5 
through the 11th. 

"BWA sponsors this week to 
expose the .Bowdoin and 
Brunswick community to 
different women's issues 
today," organizers said. 

There will be lectures, readings, 
exhibits, and discussions on a wide 
range of issues from sexual 
harassment to witchcraft to eco- 
feminism. The schedule of events 
will be posted around campus with 
a complete listing, but there are a 
few events that are especially 

The first activity will be an "Open 
Forum on Rape." The forum is 
scheduled for Sunday, Nov. 4 at 
7:30 p.m. The forum is co-sponsored 
by National Organization of 
Women (NOW) and the Bowdoin 
Women's Association. 

A three day main exhibit will be 
held in Lancaster Lounge called "It's 
a Sexist Country After All." The 

exhibit will start on Monday. 
Organizers would not give 
information on the specifics of the 
exhibit, but promised that it is going 
to be interesting. 

Tuesday at 8:00 p.m. in Kresge, 
there will be a lecture by Christine 
Riddiough, co-chair of the National 
Democratic Socialists of America. 
The lecture will be called "Sexuality 
and Socialism." Also scheduled on 
Tuesday is a panel discussion with 
Bowdoin students, faculty, and staff 
on "Men and Sexual Harassment." 
The discussion will be held in Dagget 
Lounge ft 8:00 p.m. 

Poetry reading by Sonia Sanchez 
will be held on Friday at 8:00 p.m. in 

Kresge. The reading is free but 
it does require a ticket for 
admission. Tickets can be 
picked up in the events office 
free of charge. 

Saturday at 8:00 p.m. in 
Kresge, Dr. Becky Thompson 
will speak on eating disorders 
from a multi-cultural study. 
And on Sunday at 7:30 p.m ., 
"Lost Voices" will end the 
festivities. It will be held in the 
Chase Barn. It will be readings 
by Bowdoin students by or 
about women. Anyone 
interested in participating can 
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The Bowdoin Orient 

November 2, 1990 

Edwards assumes 
13th presidency 
of Bowdoin College 

Robert Hazard Edwards (right) 
was inaugurated as Bowdoin's 
13th president last Friday in the 
presence of faculty, students, 
alumni, and Governing Board 
members. Also present were 50 
silent protestors, who, like Sarah 
Russell '91 (below), carried signs 
and wore armbands in support of 
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November 2, 1990 

The Bowdoin Orient 

Biology department experiments with computers 


Orient Staff 

The innovative computer program makes studying biology more fun. 
Photo by Jim Sabo. 

The three dimensional imagery 
that is used to create the lifelike 
image of Roger Rabbit and the 
television network logos is being 
used for the first time in the 
country by Carry Phillip's 
developmental biology course at 
Bowdoin College. 

This revolutionary computer 
program, called TOPAS, was 
developed by AT&T and is being 
use to help better understand the 
developmental processes of the 
Drosophila, better known as the 
fruit fly. 

Through grants, Phillips was 
able to purchase the same 
computer equipment used by the 
movie industry to produce images 
on the computer. These 
computers enable students to 
visualizethe formation of thegene 

products in conjunction with the 
morphological features which they 
induce or inhibit through all 
developmental stages of the fruit 

Phillips was motivated to utilize 
this system when he viewed the 
same problem occurring through 
his years in the developmental 
biology field. "Students have 
trouble combining all the 
information into something which 
they can readily recall in their 
memory," said Phillips. He said the 
system "will be used as a kind of 
'spatial encyclopedia.'" 

The combining and visualization 
of all this information is especially 
problematic in developmental 
biology because it is studied in a 
three dimensional context. It is the 
study of the many gene products 
that are interacting upon one 
another, and upon the structure of 
the organism itself. 

Sandy Moy '92, a student in the 
class said, "the class provides a 
unique perspective in learning."'. 
Moy said the operations of the 
computers can be difficult at times, 
but she said she is "enjoying the 
class more than a regular text -based 

Katie Pakos '92 said, "It is very 
different from other classes, and 1 
feel that I am learning in a wav 
which will help me to retain the 
information longer." 

"The students will be able to use 
what they have learned in a creative 
way and be able to get and 
immediate feedback," said Phillips. 
He expressed a hope that this new 
idea would be used throughout 
biology to help students better 
understand many other processes 
which are hard to visualize and 
would in turn lead to a better overall 
understanding of biological 

Bowdoin acquires new counselor 


Orient Staff 

There is a new face at the 
Counseling Service at Bowdoin and 
her name is Karie Wagner. 

As the new staff counselor, 
Wagner brings a good background 
of experience with her to add to 
Bowdoin. She has worked in the 
Woman's Resource and Action 
Center in the University of Iowa in 
Iowa city and more recently, the 

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treatment agency for homeless 
adolescents in Portland. 

Wagner sees individual clients and 
is referred to for victims of sexual 
abuse at the Health Center. 

She has not been here for long, but 
already Wagner is trying to form a 
support group for female survivors of 
sexual abuse. The group would be 
different from Peer Relations Support 
Group (PRSG), which is a student run 
organization that acts as a network of 

American Heart 

short term counseling for victims. 
If Wagner's group gets 
established, sexual abuse victims 
will be able to receive long term 
treatment on campus. 

Wagner is also presently 
working with student 
organizations- on an outreach 
program which deal with 
problems that come up at 

Wagner said that Bowdoin, like 
many other institutions needs 
changes, but said she likes the 
college. Wagner said that 
although she has been "here a 
couple of months, I want to see 
what's going on and how I could 

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There will be a forum preceding the Junior Qass Officer Elections 
on Thursday, November 8th at 630pm in the Coles Tower 
Library (16th floor). Petitions are aVailable at the Moulton 
Union and Coles Tower information desks. 

A Halloween Party will be held at the Afro-American Center 
starting at at 9:00 p.m. tonight. 

There will be a prize for the best costume and movies will be 
shown after the party. The party is free and it will have plenty 
of food so come by. 

An interview with author James Michener will air on WCBB 
channel 10 on November 8th at 8pm. The interview was 
conducted by Angus King and was filmed in the Susan Dwight 
Bliss Room of Hubbard Hall. The interview will be repeated on 
Sunday November 11th at 4:30. 

If there is an existing Debating Club or anyone interested in 
getting involved, please contact Gerald Jones at extention x3894. 

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Senior Spotlight: Amanda Zimmerman makes beautiful music 


Orient Staff 

This week our spotlight falls 
upon a very talented senior 
woman. Amanda Zimmerman '91 
is not only a remarkable musician, 
but also a volunteer teacher and a 
music teacher assistant. 

Majoring in French and Music, 
with a minor in Education, 
Amanda juggles a busy schedule 
that includes numerous extra- 
curricular activities. For starters, 
she is the principle violist for the 
Bowdoin Community Orchestra. 
She has played the viola for five 
years, bringing with it thirteen 
years of experience on the violin. 
She has been an invaluable member 
of the orchestra for all four of her 
years at Bowdoin. 

Every week she receives lessons 
from Julia Adams, the principle 
violist of the Portland Symphony 
Orchestra. In addition, she 
practices at least one hour per day. 
Orchestra rehersals are on 
Monday, from 6:30-7:30pm, and 
Thursday, from 7:00-9:00pm, and 
they perform three concerts every 

Chamber music quartets and 
orchestra are where both her 
strength and interest lie. She 
prefers accompaniment rather than 
performing as a soloist. 

Besides being a star of the 
Bowdoin Community Orchestra, 
Amanda is a teacher assistant for 
Music Theory I. She coordinates 
and administers the laboratory 
exercises for Music 101 . 

Also this fall, Amanda is 

volunteering her time as an 
assistant teacher to sixth graders 
at Brunswick Junior High School. 
In the past she has volunteered 
time at Jordan Acres 
Kindergarten, also as an assistant 

This past summer, Amanda was 
a camp counselor in her home 
state of Pennsylvania. She was 
solely responsible for fourteen 
three year old children, but it was 
not that bad because, she says, "I 
love little kids." Her plan is to be 
a counselor again this summer, 
probably at Buckingham, Brown, 
and Nichols in Cambridge, MA. 

Last year she studied in Paris 
on the IES program during her 
spring semester. She said it was a 
wonderful experience to study in 
Paris and travel throughout 
Europe. Along for the ride were 
seniors Erika Kelley, Andrea 
Gilman, and Emily Stamelman, 
all studying in Paris as well. Her 
only regret, if she had to choose 
one, is that she did not go abroad 
for the entire year. 

Next year Amanda hopes to 
attend the University of 
Pennsylvania Graduate School of 
Education. She would like to 
persue a one year program in 
elementary education, possibly 
combined with music education. 

After that, who knows? 
Amanda may possibly teach in a 
private school or the Suzuki 
School, which is a special music 
school that starts with children as 
young as three years old. 

Looking back at her years at 
Bowdoin, Amanda recalls a 

memorable experience on her Pre- 
Orientation Trip, a hilarious Beta 
Ram Party sophomore year in which 
she and Sue Iwanowicz '91, Erika 
Kelley, and Missy Conlon '91 
dressed up as reindeer, an awesome 
Senior Class Trip to a Boston Red 
Sox game earlier this semester, and 
reuniting with old friends 
Homecoming Weekend as major 
highlights, not to mention watching 
the men's hockey team play. 

Commenting on her best friend 
and roommate, Sue Iwanowicz 
could only praise Amanda for being, 
"very energetic, very talented, very 
outgoing, and VERY giving." 
Oddly, Sue followed up these 
compliments by asking Amanda to 
borrow her car. Amanda's 
immediate response was, as one 
might expect, "Sure!" 

Hats off to Amanda Zimmerman 
for excelling both in and beyond the 
classroom, and best of luck to her 
with future endeavors. 

Amanda Zimmerman '91 studies music. Photo by Jim Sabo. 

DSA mobilize on campus 


Orient Staff 

The Democratic Socialists of 
America (DSA) is getting into full 
swing this year. Keith Nokes '93, 
one of the leaders of the group, 
explained they are a national 
grassroots organization that works 
to "exercisedemocracy to the largest 
extent possible." 

According to Nokes, the power 
in government is in the hands of 
business and people with wealth. 
He feels that ordinary citizens' 

participation in the government is 
limited to every two or four years, 
but "corporations vote every day 
through lobbiest and PACs." Nokes 
said the DSA philosophy is to 
extend the governmental powers 
to "everyone." They elect their 
candidates for public office through 
the democratic party. 

Currently, DSA meet once a week 
todiscuss politicaland social issues 
"from a socialist perspective." 
Several speakers have already been 
brought to campus this year on 

topics such as the role of socialism 
in US-Israeli relations and other 
political issues. 

Right now DSA is dealing with 
the issue of childcare on the 
Bowdoin campus. The school does 
provide childcare for employees 
and students, but the price is high 
for most of those using it. 

Bowdoin's chapter of the DSA 
meets Sunday at 8:00 p.m. on the 
sixteenth floor of Coles Tower. 
Anyone interested or learning more 
about the DSA is encouraged to 
contact Keith Nokes. 



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Wednesday, November 7, 1 990 at 7:30 P.M. 

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Governing Boards discuss budget, other issues 

First of three yearly meeting addresses issues ranging from placing audit committee chair to lengthening the school year 


Orient Staff 

The Governing Boards met this 
past weekend to discuss the various 
issues facing Bowdoin College. The 
meetings took place on Friday and 
Saturday October 26 and 27, and 
ended early Saturday evening. 

The seperate eommitees of the 
governing boards met Friday 
morning, but their agendas had 
already been set far in advance. The 
board eommitees meet in advance 
of the general meetings to iron out 
their seperate agendas and to plan 
individually what they will present 
to the joint board for a general vote 
for the next meeting. 

Issues that were on the forefront 
of the governing boards agenda for 
the joint meetings were, according 
to Student Executive Board Vice 
Chairman, Mark Thompson '92: 
President Edward's budget 
proposal, and his defense of an 
internal task force to review 

Issues that were on 
the forefront of the 
governing boards 
agenda... were 
Edward's budget 

appropriations of college funds; 
student life, in the form of where the 
college should focus its energies 
present students with an active 
campus life and; fraternities' 
compliance with the health and 
safety codes of the college, and their 
progress on the co-ed membership 
issue. The student movement for 
diversity, and its demands were not 
discussed in the joint or seperate 


First Year Students 
Election Results 


President: Ebitari Isoun 
Vice President: Douglas Adderley 
Treasurer: Edward Cho 
Secretary: Megan Marco 

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Executive Board makes 
decision on CIA visit 


Orient Staff 

The Executive Board meeting 
produced an intense discussion of 
the controversial Central 
Intelligence Agency (CIA) visit to 

The main point of contention was 
whether it was the Board's place to 
take a stand on the CIA issue. While 
many students felt strongly about 
the alleged sexual discrimination, 
others were interested in the 
recruiting drive. 

This difference in opinion led to 
the Board's final decision not to 
choose sides. Chair of the Executive 
Board Suzanne Gunn '93 said, "It's 
not our place to take a stand." Gunn 
explained that the Executive Board 
is a forum in which student issues 
are addressed. She claimed that the 
Board is "supposed to hear both 
sides present their views." 

If the Board were to choose a side, 
it would require a polling of the 
entire student body. Such a vote 
took place last year during the 
grading policy controversy. 

Publicity Chair Rebekah Eubanks 
'93 agreed with the result of the 
meeting. Eubanks said, "It is a 
student's right to have access to the 
CIA. As representative of the entire 
student body, we can't neglect the 
people who want the opportunity 
to be interviewed. 

Quit smoking. 

Keith Nokes '93, a member of the 
Democratic Socialists of America 
understood the reasons behind the 
Board's decision but felt that a 
thorough investigation is essential 
before any decision is made. He 
said, "I'm not sure they were aware 
of the sexual discrimination that 
goes on in the CI A ." Nokes also said 
he found it hard to comprehend 
how a supposedly diverse 
institution such as Bowdoin can 
"logically sanction an organization 
that discriminates." 

Another issue addressed this 
week is the evaluation of several 
campus organizations. The 
Bowdoin Film Making Club and the 
Bowdoin Voice for Animal Rights 
had their charters upgraded from 
FC-4 to FC-3 status. Meanwhile, the 
newly formed Debate Society, 
represented by Ruvvan DeSilva '94, 
was granted an organizational 

A request was also heard by the 
Democratic Socialists of America to 
change their charter from a FC-3 to 
a FC-2. The decision on this will be 
made at a future meeting. 

Finally, the Board announced that 
it was conducting interviews with 
students to fill positions on faculty 
committees. A sign-up sheet has 
been placed at the Moulton Union 
desk, and the interviews are to take 
place on Sunday mourning from 
9:00-12:00 am. 

President Ed wards insists that the 
budget task force, that plans to 
review the college's budget 
allocations, be taken from internal 
college constituencies. The college 
faculty, students, and 

administration are to be included, 
and no overseers or trustees are to 
sit on the task force. Otherbudgetary 
issues included the official 
recognition by the joint governing 
boards of the Hatch Science 
Library's name; the shelving of the 
SI 2 million dollar student activities 
center due to budgetary contraints; 
the curtailment of construction of 
the science building (only the first 
of three stages will be finished). 

Theboards kept a limited agenda, 
according to Professor Stakeman, 
who sits as a faculty representative 
on the Financial Planning 
Commitee,- because of the fact that 
"the boards set their agendas far in 
advance of the actual joint boards 
meeting, and they have already 
discussed the issues that concern 

them." In essence the joint board 
meeting that took place on Friday 
was a to create a forum where the 
issues discussed in each commitee 
prior to the joint commitee meeting 
could be voted on. 

This was the first of three meetings 
this year, according to Professor 
Stakeman, and the issues that would 
be discussed at other seperate 
commitee meetings later in the year 
were also being planned . Dean Jervis 
spoke on Saturday at the Overseers 
meeting, which took place in the 
Beam Classroom of the Visual Arts 
Center. The focus of her speech was, 
in the words of Mark Thompson 
"what students do after 11 o'clock." 
The main concern of Jervis, accord ing 
to Thompson, was where to diversify 
student activities that are sponsored 
by the college. One idea she raised 
was to pave over the Hyde Cage, so 
that students could throw parties. 
The overall idea of jervis's speech 
was that more activities and areas 
around campus are needed for 
students to have as "lounge areas" 

for recreation and relaxation, 
Thompson felt. 

Other issues that arose during 
the joint boards meeting wore: the 
placing of the chair of the Audit 
Commitee, Trustee Rosalvne 
Spindel Bernstein, on the Executive 
Commitee, and a discussion or 
budget allocations along the lines 
of future recommendations by the 
budget task force. Some allocations 
may be delayed. The Board of 
Overseers discussed a possible 
lengthening of the academic year, 
and the listened to a report issued t 
by Bob Stuart, the college's advisor 
to fraternities, on the compliance 
of the fraternities to the college's 
health and safety regulations, and 
on the issue of co-ed membership. 
They are, in his opinion, making 
progress. This meeting was 
basically, in the words of Professor 
Stakeman, "a time to get to know 
the new President, and to review 
the budget of the college." The next 
joint meeting of the Governing 
Boards takes place on March 1 -2 

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The Bowdoin Orient 

November 2, 1990 

The Bowdoin Orient 


Feel the rhythms of Clegg & Savuka 

Unbelievable as it may seem, the 
critically acclaimed South African 
musician Johnny Clegg and his 
band Savuka will be performing 
right here in Brunswick, Maine. 
The concert is at Morrell 
Gymnasium, on Saturday, 
November 10 at 8:30 p.m. 

Johnny Qegg began working 
with Savuka, a five-member band , 
in 1986 and together they have 
enjoyed tremendous success 
world-wide. They have performed 
all over Europe, participated in the 
Montreaux Jazz Festival; toured 
with David Bowie; Earth, Wind 
and Fire; Steve Winwood, and most 
recently opened for Tracy 
Chapman. However, most people 
probably first got an introduction 
to Clegg and Savuka when they 
appeared on the Amnesty 
International Human Rights Now! 
tour that included Bruce 
Springsteen and Sting. Recently, 
they released their third album. 

Cruel, Crazy, Beautiful World, on 
Capitol Records. 

Johnny Clegg and Savuka play 
an unusual mix of traditional Zulu 
rhythms and contemporary 
mainstream Western music, with 
lyrics that are often political 
commentaries. Clegg, a white 
member of three Zulu tribes, is a 
vocal opponent of apartheid. 
Moreover, Savuka is the Zulu word 
for "we have arisen." Despite the 
subject matter of apartheid, Clegg 
and Savuka's music is extremely 
positive because Clegg is an 
optimist with a strong hope for the 
future. The group's onstage 
performance also features 
traditional dances of the Zulus. 

Tickets are a mere $4 with a 
Bowdoin I.D.and SI for the general 
public. Available at the following 
locations: Moulton Union Events 
Office, Bowdoin College; 
Macbean's Music in Brunswick;and 
The Record Exchange in Portland. 

Maine artists display 
their talents in Bath 

Johnny Clegg and Savuka to perform at Bowdoin November 10 at 8:30 p.m. 

Opening today and continuing 
to be on view until November 24 is 
an art exhibit displaying works of 
the Union of Maine Visual Artists 
entitled "The Presidents' Show." 
The exhibit features the work of six 
past and present presidents of the 

Now in its fifteenth year, the 
UMVA is the state's largest 
organizationof visual artists. It has 
been, and continues to be, a strong 
advocate for issues confronting 
contemporary art and artists in 

This exhibit will offer the public 

Moonbeams to sing: 

ZSEESLZSZESZ Versatile quartet performs the golden oldies 

contemporary artists. 

Participating artists include 
David Brooks, Maury Colton, Lynne 
Harwood, Carlo Pittore, Abby 
Shahn and Pam Smith. 

The show is being displayed by 
the Center for the Arts at the 
Chocolate Church 804 Washington 
Street, Bath. A reception for the 
artists will be held today from 5:00 
to 7:00 p.m. Gallery hours are 
Tuesday through Friday from 10:00 
a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Saturday from 
1 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. 

Do you like music from the 30's, 
40's, and 50's? If you answered yes, 
than don't miss the Moonbeams at 
the Chocolate Church November 2 
at 8:00 p.m. 

The Moonbeams is a singing 
group comprised of soprano 
Johanna Whitney, alto-tenor Paula 
Rais, tenor-alto Julie Cyr and bass 
Ben Baldwin. 

Although the Moonbeams do 
concentrate on music from the 30' s, 

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Great Britain 1983, 103 

Friday, November 2, 
Smith Auditorium, 7:30 & 
10:00 p.m. In this scathing 
social satire, the 
sacrilegious satirical six 
have taken up the 
monumental task of 
explaining The Meaning of 
Life . The results are 
pungent, hilarious and 
priceless views of sex, 
religion, birth, war and 
death. This relentless and 
irreverent insanity leaves 
nothing or no one 
untouched. Monty Python 
tackles life and wrestles it 
to the ground in the most 
savagely hilarious, rude 
and amusing, vulgar and 

comic, gross and 
sidesplitting film you will 
ever see. 

Life of Brian 

Great Britain 1979, 91 

Saturday, November 3, 
Smith Auditorium, 7:30 & 
10:00 p.m. Brian is born in a 
manger a short distance 
form and about the same 
time as Jesus Christ. 
Throughout his life, Brian 
is continuously mistaken 
for the Messiah. When Brian 
grows up, he takes a job as 
a vendor at the Roman 
games and becomes 
involved in a leftist terrorist 
organization devoted to the 
destruction of the entire 
Roman Empire. 

Born in Flames 

USA 1983, 90 minutes. 

Wednesday, November 
7, Kresge Auditorium, 3:30 
& 8:00 p.m. This film by 
Lizzie Borden is a futuristic 
tale of feminist turmoil that 
is still brewing years after 
a "peaceful" social 
revolution. Thwarted by a 
system that never 
considers its minorities, a 
group of women band 
together in an effort to gain 
control to the state owned 
media. With humor and 
style, the film combines the 
many cadences of the 
women's movement — 
militant, moderate, black 
rap, punk cool — to suggest 
the potential for a unified 

40's, and 50' s, they do add a few 
original arrangementsoftheirown. 
Versatility is the only word one 
can use to describe a performance 
which includes everything from 
the be-bop style of the Andrews 
Sisters to the Beach Boys summer 
harmonies to a varied Christmas 
carol repertoire. 

The variety which characterizes 
the Moonbeam's musical selections 
also characterizes their audiences. 
They have entertained and 
educated students in a one-room 
school house, sung the national 
anthem at a Boston Celtic's game, 
and performed at the the Boston 
Museum of Fine Arts just to name 
a few. 

In addition. Moonbeam JulieCyr, 
wrote the Maine State Lottery Daily 
Double Jingle which helped the 
group gain in popularity. Moreover, 
in 1985, the jingle was named the 
best lottery jingle in the nation by 
the National Advertising 

This a capella group invites you 
to take a stroll down memory lane 
as they sing selections such as 
Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy, 
Boardwalk, Java Jive, Over The 
Rainbow, Lollipop, Chapel of Love 
and a Beach Boys Medley. 

Don't miss this very talented 
group. Tickets are 510 general 
seating and $8 for students. For 
more information call 442-8455. 


Sunday, November 4, at 3:00 
pjn. Gallery Talk. Walker Art 
European Works on Paper," by 
Janet Marstine, visiting 
instructor of art. 

Sunday, November 4, at 7*30 
p.m. Slide Lecture. Beam 
Classroom, Visual Arts Center. 
Painter Barry Gealt, Professor of 
Art, Indiana University. 

Wednesday, November 7, 
4:00 p.m. An Illustrated 
Discussion. Beam Classroom, 
Visual Arts Center. 

"Photographer in a Foreign 
Land." Photographer Kevin 
Bubriski, Bowdoin Class of '75. 

Thursday, November 8, at 
7:30 p.m. Lecture. Kresge 

Auditorium. "Albrecht Durer 
and the Print Revolution." Clifton 
C. Olds and Edith Cleaves Barry 
Professor of the History and 
Criticism of Art. 

November 6 through 
December 2. Exhibit. John A. and 
Helen P. Becker Gallery. Recent 
and contemporary works on 
paper from the collection chosen 
by Professor Larry D. 
Lutchmansingh of the Bowdoin 
Art History faculty. 

Through November 23 
Mondays, Wednesdays & 
Fridays from !:00 to 430 p.m. 
Exhibit. Asian Studies Program, 
38 College Street. "Visions from 
the Roof of the World" —a 
photographic view of Tibet. 

10 November 2, 1990 

The Bowdoin Orient 

Photo of the Week 

photo by Alicia Collins '93 

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The Bowdoin Orient 

November 2, 1990 11 

week for 


Orient Staff 

For a time last week, the 
Bowdoin volleyball team 
appeared unbeatable. With two 
straight-set victories over Colby 
and UNH Thursday night and 
three more in the preliminary 
rounds of the NESCAC 
Tournament on Saturday, the 
Bears strung together their 
longest winning streak of the 

It featured several tight, hard- 
fought matches against strong 
competition, including a 15-13, 
3-15, 15-10 triumph over 
Amherst which Coach Lynn 
Ruddy called their "sweetest 
victory all season long." 

Although the streak was 
snapped by archrival Bates in 
the NESCAC semifinals, the 
Bears remain on a roll. 

Bowdoin's five-game winning 
streak began with a 15-1, 15-12 
drubbing of Colby. The team 
followed up this victory by 
upending UNH, 15-13, 15-7. 

From the Bears' opening round 
win over Connecticut College at 
the NESCAC Tournament two 
days later, it was clear that none 
of the momentum gained 
Thursday night had been lost. 

The Bears were paired against 
Trinity in Round 2, and Bowdoin 
went into the match having won 
three consecutive matches, and 
six consecutive games. Although 
Trinity did manage to take a 
game from Bowdoin, the Bears 
nevertheless kept the streak alive 
with a 15-10, 15-17, 15-12 win. 

Highlighted by the accurate 
hitting and serving of Ellen 
Williamson '92, Abby Jealous '91, 
and Ingrid Gustavson '92, this 
win set the stage for a showdown 
with Amherst in the third round . 
The fact that Amherst had 
already beaten them twice this 
season made the Bears' 15-13, 3- 
15, 15-10 victory all the more 
satisfying. Williamson again 
spearheaded Bowdoin's attack 
as she served six consecutive aces 
at one point in the match. 

Co-captain Jealous said, It 
was a big break to beat Amherst ." 
She pointed out that Bowdoin's 
performance was a team effort 
and that the consistent play was 
the key to its success.Finishing 
first in thefour-team pool, the 
Bears advanced to the semifinal 
round against Bates. 

Although they lost (11-15, 14- 
16), Coach Ruddy termed the 
match "our best versus Bates in a 
long time." 

Bowdoin was one of two 
schools to place three players on 
All-Tournament teams. Melissa 
Schulenberg '93 and Jealous were 
selected to the First Team, while 
Gustavson was the Second Team 

Bowdoin takes a 16-21 record 
to the State Tournament at UNE 
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Women's soccer wins in ECAC 

Polar Bears defeat Conn College Camels 1-0 to advance 


Orient Staff 

For the first time this season, the women's soccer 
team had a losing week. They probably don't care. 

The Bears won their biggest game of the season 
Wednesday, in the first/ound of the ECAC tournament, 
over a game Connecticut College team. 

Katie Gould '94 scored in the waning seconds off an 
assist from Sarah Russell '91 to give the Bears the win. 

The week started on a sour note with a 2-0 loss to 
archrival Bates last Wednesday. 

The Bears came out flat, and Bates dominated for 60 
minutes, scoring twice. Bowdoin woke up and played 
hard for the remainder of the game, but they could not 
score and left with the loss. 

Coach John Cullen remarked that "we had lost our 
desire. We lost the joy of playing the game." 

Fifteen minutes into the game with Salem State, they 
found their desire again. By then, the Vikings, ranked 
number two in New England Division III, had scored 
twice and were threatening to add more. 

But the Bears fought back, playing aggressively and 
earning several opportunities to score before finally 
cashing in with just over one minute left. Gould 
headed in a cross from Tracy Ingram '92 on a beautifully 
designed play. 

Despite the 2-1 loss, Cullen was proud of his team's 
effort. "We could have packed it in and the score could 
have been 8-0. But the players reached back and found 
their confidence. We played an outstanding second 
half," he said. 

The Bears returned to the field Wednesday to face 
the Camels, whom they defeated 1-0 in the regular 
season on a Julie Roy '93 goal early in the game. 

This time the game was scoreless for 85 minutes. 
Both teams had chances throughout the game. Bowdoin, 
in particular, had two golden opportunities go by 
when Gould and Russell missed wide open nets in the 
second half. 

But poetic justice has a way of creeping up on its 

Russell outdueled a Camel defender for the ball on 
the left side of the field, dribbled toward the middle, 
and tapped the ball to Gould, who had stayed with her 
all the way. 

Gould fired to the upper right, and the ball sailed 
past diving Camel goalie Eva Cahalan and settled in 
the right comer of the net with 4:31 left in regulation. 

The goal gave Bowdoin a berth in the semifinals of 
the tournament. 

The Polar Bears outshot the Camels 12-9 for the 

game, with Caroline Blair-Smith '93 making 
four saves for the victors and Cahalan saving 
seven Bear shots. 
The Polar Bears will meet Brandeis in the 

semifinals at 1:30 on Saturday at Bates. If 
victorious, Bowdoin might get another shot 
at the Bates Bobcats, this time for the ECAC 

Sarah Russell *91 moves the ball over to teammate Didi Salmon '92. Russell assisted on 
Katie Gould's '94 goal which propelled the team into the semis. Photo by Chris Stassel. 

Tournament bid for men's soccer team 


Orient Asst. Sports Editor 

The men's soccer squad is 1-1 in 
their last two games, and has earned 
a spot in the ECAC playoffs. 

The Bears beat a young, physical 
Wheaton team 2-1 at Pickard Field 
on September 25, and then played 
sluggishly on Homecoming 
Weekend, taking a 5-1 whipping at 
the handsof the Wesleyan Cardinals. 

The Polar Bears will play Bates 
tomorrow, and then will trek to 
Waterville to take on the formidable 
and undefeated Colby Mules in the 
first round of the playoffs. 

The Wheaton game was as rough 
as Coach Tim Gilbridehad expected. 
Shoving matches erupted several 
times, as both sides fought to control 

The Lions, who had just three shots 
on goal in the first half and four for 
the contest, nonetheless took a 1-0 
lead on a goal that came with under 
a minute to play in the first period. 

The Bears stormed back in a hurry, 
however, with senior co-captain Bill 

Lange netting a goal just two 
minutes into the second half. The 
score was locked at 1-1 until the 
8226 mark, when Greg Lennox '93 
controlled his own rebound and 
buried it for the game winner. 

On Saturday the Wesleyan 
Cardinals brought their 8-2-1 record 
to town, and showed why they have 
done well against top-ranked teams 
like Babson and Colby. 

It was the Bears who struck first, 
but that was to be all they would 
get for the rest of the game. Lance 
Conrad '91 scored on a pass from 
Derek Spence '92 at 20:10. 

After that it was all downhill for 
Bowdoin, as the Cardinals 
countered with a goal of their own 
five minutes later, and added a 
second with three minutes to play 
in the first half. 

"Our plan was to get on the board 
early against Wesleyan, and then 
hold on," said Conrad. "We did 
score first, but things just didn't 
work out." 

And they got worse. The 
Bowdoin defense was unable to 

contain the speedy Wesleyan 
forwards, who had a field day, 
scoring three times in the second 

"We didn't play particularly well 
against Wesleyan," said Gilbride. 
"We were coming off very emotional 
games against Colby, Amherst and 
then Wheaton, and I think it caught 
up with us." 

Gilbride also pointed to the 
strength of the Wesleyan team. "I've 
got to give them credit," he said. 
"They played very well." 

Gilbride added that he didn't 
think the Polar Bears would have 
any problems rebounding from the 
loss. "We'll put the Wesleyan game 
behind us and look ahead to Bates 
and then Colby," he said. 

The game at Bates tomorrow, 
which was rescheduled so as not to 
interfere with the playoffs, will offer 
Bowdoin a chance to prepare for the 
big game Sunday. 

Gilbride said he may make more 
substitutions in the Bates game in 
order to give the "banged-up guys" 
a rest. He hastely added, though, 

that the players out there would be 
going all out, and treating it as they 
would any other game. 

According to Gilbride, the Bears 
will be approaching theColby game 
the same way they did two weeks 
ago, when they lost a hard-fought 
battle in the final seconds of double 
overtime, 3-Z 

This time around, Bowdoin may 
well be facing the top-ranked Mules 
without co-captain Amin Khadduri 
'91, who missed the Wheaton and 
Wesleyan games because of injury. 

"We're a good team, we've had a 
great year, and we deserve to be in 
the playoffs," said Gilbride. "We 
played well against Colby the last 
time.. hopefully this time we'll get a 
different outcome." 

The team will undoubtedly be up 
for this game, and looking to avenge 
the recent loss to the Mules. 

Conrad speaks for the team when 
he says, "We're dying to play Colby 
again, because we deserved to win 
the last time. It would be great to 
stretch this season out just a little 

12 November 2, 1990 

The Bowdoin Orient 

Football comes up short against WPI 


Orient Sports Editor 

In front of a large Homecoming 
crowd, the Bowdoin football squad 
had Worcester Polytech on the ropes 
before the Engineers fought back 
for a last minute 32-31 win. 

The visitors gained the one point 
margin on a touchdown with 0:32 
left in the game, capitalizing on a 
fumble recovery on Bowdoin's 33- 
yard line. 

WPI's final touchdown gave then 
their only lead of the game, as the 
Bears came out of the gate with a 
very strong first half. 

On the third series of the game, 
Bowdoin established the ground 
game with nine rushes without a 
pass Jim LeClair '92 carried six 
times and Eric LaPlaca '93 had three 
carries,including a three yard 
touchdown to put the Polar Bears 
up 6-0. The first of Jim Carenzo's '93 
four extra points made it 7-0. 

Worcester struck back quickly, as 
they took the Bowdoin kickoff and 
marched 70 yards on 11 plays to 
make the score 7-6, as Bowdoin 
blocked the point after attempt. 

The Bears began the second 
quarter very deep in WPI territory, 
an area in which the home team 
spent most of the quarter on its way 
to scoring 17 unanswered points. 

With just over a minute gone in 
the quarter, Carenzo split the posts 
with a 19-yard field goal, making it 

Quarterback Mike Kirch '90 rolling out of the pocket on his way to finding Eric LaPlaca '93 in the end zone 
for a 29-yard touchdown, the first of three Kirch threw in last Saturdays game against WPI. The score was 
LaPlaca's second touchdown in the first half. Photo by Chris Strassel. 

10-6 Bowdoin. 

After the defense recovered a 
fumble on the Engineer 44-yard line, 
it only took 1 :43 for fhe Bears to put 
another" seven points on the board. 
The touchdown come on a fourth 
and nine from the29-yard line when 
quarterback Mike Kirch '90 rolled 
right and fired to a wide open 
LaPlaca in the end zone. 

After the Polar Bear defense shut 
down WPI in four plays, Bowdoin 
took over on its own 40 yard line. 
The Bears moved down to the 
Worcester 18-yard line on the 
strength of six runs and one 
reception by LaPlaca. On third and 
four, Kirch found tight end Mike 
Ricard '93 foran 18-yard touchdown 
leaving the score 24-6 at halftime. 

The Bears dominated in the first 
half, as they forced two turnovers 
and allowed WPI only two 
possessions of more than five plays. 
Head Coach Howard Vandersea 
said the first half was, "as good a 
half as we've ever played." 

The tide turned in the third 
quarter however, as the Engineers 
chewed upyardage and time in two 
long touchdown drives. The first 
drive went 80yards in 11 plays, and 
the second drive was 85 yards, also 
in 11 plays. 

As a result, the two squads went 
into the fourth quarter with a tight 
24-20 score in the Bears favor. 

The Polar Bears had been unable 
to generate much offense in the 
second half, but behind Mike 
Kahler's '94 running and Ricard's 
pass receiving, the offense had its 
most important drive of the game. 
Kahler carried five times as 
Bowdoin drove to the Worcester 1 5- 
yard line. The Bears then dug a hole 
for themselves with a 7-yard loss on 
first down, and a 14-yard loss on a 
sack on the following play. 

On third and 31, Kirch made up a 
large chunk of the yardage on a 21 
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163 yards, three touchdowns, and 
no interceptions. 

"He threw the ball when it was 
appropriate," said Coach 

Ricard had three big catches, all 
of which came on third or fourth 

Trailing by eleven with just over 
six minutes left, WPI wasted little 
time, scoring a touchdown within 
three minutes. The drive was keyed 
by three pass completions of over 
twenty yards apiece. 

WPI first-year running back Jason 
Wooley capped the drive with his 
third touchdown on a five yard run. 
Wooley rushed for 221 yards on 31 
carries, averaging over seven yards 
per carry. 

With the scoreboard reading 31- 
26 in favor of the home team, the 
Bears gave up the ball with 2:41 left 
and the Engineers looking to pull 
out the win. 

After WPI quarterback Dave 
Ceppetelli scored the go-ahead 
touchdown, the Bears took over on 
their own 23-yard line after the 
kickoff, but 0:27 was too short and 
77 yards was too long for one more 

The defense was led by Tony 
Schena '93 on the defensive line and 
John Hartnett '91 who had an 
interception in the secondary. 

Vandersea cited the squad's 
offensive guardsChrisPyne'92and 
Dan Smith '91 for their solid 

The Polar Bears will now head 
into the t wo CBB contests, beginning 
with Bates next week in Lewiston. 
Coach Vandersea said of next 
week's game, "You have to be 
prepared to play, more so than any 
other games." The head coach, a 
veteran of many CBB contests as a 
coach and as a player at Bates, 
cautioned that, "it is very important 
in this game to understand the 
emotion and to keep our poise." 

Colby will come to Brunswick the 
following Saturday to cap off the 
CBB. Colby beat Bates 9-3 in a 
defensive struggle last weekend. 

Bowdoin will be looking to add 
to its 13 CBB titles, compared to six 
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The Bowdoin Orient 

November 2, 1990 13 

Field hockey team wraps up season 


Orient Staff 

Finishing with a final record of 6- 
7-0, the women's field hockey team 
wrapped up it's season this past 
weekend with games against Colby 
and Middlebury. 

The team traveled north to Colby 
on Thursday to challenge the Mules 
whom they defeated 2-1, bringing 
their record to an even .500. 

Scoring for the Polar Bears were 
Rebecca Smith '94 with an assist 
from Sara Clodfelter '92, and Kathy 
McKinney assisted by Nancy 
Beverage '91. 

In their final attempt to end the 
year with a winning record, the team 
lost to Middlebury last Friday. 

Coach Sally LaPointe pointed out 
that the team "played as individuals, 
not as a team" making it impossible 
to overcome the strength displayed 
by the Panthers. 

Trailing 2-0 until the end of the 
second half, Coach LaPointe 
decided to move Leslie Blickenstaff 
'94 from left fullback to right inner. 

She immediately went in to score 
her first collegiate goal. 

However, the team could not pull 
together to tie up the score in the 
final minutes of the game, ending 
their season with a 2-1 loss. 

Inanunusualsituation for a right 
fullback, senior captain Nancy 
Beverage is the high scorer for the 
year with 7 goals and 6 assists. 
Following Beverage are Smith with 
4 goals and 2 assists, and Kris Rehm 
'94 with 4 goals and 1 assist. 

As the season came to a close, so 
did the college field hockey career 
of goalie Lynn Warner '91 . Warner 
now holds the school records for 
most time and most games (51) 
played as a goaltender, as well as 
the highest total number of saves in 
a career with 537. 

LaPointe said she is anticipating 
a great team next year and is looking 
to a combination of four strong 
players returning from abroad and 
the strength of the class of '94. As 
she pointed out, this year's two 
second highest scorers are both first 
year students. 

Nancy Beverage '91 leads the women's field hockey team on the offensive as Sara Beard "92 and Jessica 
Storey *91 follow the play in the squad's last game versus Middlebury. Photo by Jim Sabo. 

Tennis ends at New England's 


Orient Staff 

The women's tennis team 
wrapped up their season over fall 
break with a trip to the New 
England Championships at 

Although Bowdoin's final 
ranking in the championship was 
unavailable at the time of printing, 
first-year coach Ros Kermode was 
generally pleased with the team's 

Four of the top six seeds 
advanced past the first round . Co- 
captain Heidi Wallenfels '91, 
Alison Burke '94, Alison Vargas 
'93, and Tracy Boulter '94 all had 

Unluckily for the Bears, Katie 
Gradek '91, the team's third seed, 
lost her first round match in 
windy conditions which both 
Kermode and Wallenfels felt were 

Because the team had a difficult 
time preparing for the level of 
play which they encountered in 
Amherst, Kermode found the 
championships somewhat 


"Being in Maine, it's tough to 
schedule the best schools (in New 
England), " she said. 'Teams like 
Tufts and Trinity don't want to travel 
this far north." 

Nevertheless, for Kermode, the 
season on the whole was a good 

"We played well and kept 
improving," she said. "All of our 
tough matches came down to 

Kermode had high praise for this 
year's co-captains, Wallenfels and 
Kathryn Loebs '91. "Heidi and 
Kathryn were excellent captains. 
They were good leaders and kept 
the team together." 

The individual singles play was 
the strong point of the season. Five 
of the top six seeds had winning 
singles records. 

Wallenfels ended at 7-3, Alison 
Burke at 9-4, and Alison Vargas at 


Gradek and Boulter both had 
outstanding seasons. Gradek ended 
with a 9-3 record, and she was 
lauded by Kermode for her 
enthusiasm over the season. 

Boulter ended with a 12-2 
record, and won her bracket in the 
CBB Invitational. 

"Everyone was playing their 
best at the end of the season," said 

The team's doubles play turned 
out to be their Achilles' Heel. 

Both Colby and Middlebury, the 
teams responsible for three of 
Bowdoin's four losses, bested the 
team in doubles after Bowdoin 
outplayed them in singles. 

Of the future, Kermode is 

This year's team was deep, with 
the sixth through ninth seeds all 
battling for the sixth spot. 

Although the team will lose 
Wallenfels, Loebs, and Gradek to 
graduation, Kermode feels the 
younger players that didn't see 
much playing time this season will 
help fill the gaps left by the 
graduating seniors. 

The team will play a few matches 
next spring to keep in form. 

They plan to compete in a 
tournament at Middlebury and to 
travel to Florida to play over spring 


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The Bowdoin Orient 

November 2, 1990 15 

ECACs next for women's cross country 


Orient Staff 

The Bowdoin women's cross- 
country team continued their season 
last week at the New England 
Championships, finishing tenth in 
the meet which included teams from 
all divisions. 

Perennial powerhouse 

Providence College was the team 
champion, besting thirty-two other 
teams over the hilly five kilometer 
course at Northfield, MA. 

Meike Van Zante '94 and Ashley 
Wernher '93 continue to lead the 

They finished within a second of 
each other in 34th (19:11) and 35th 
(19:12) places respectively, quite a 
feat in a field of 200 plus. Van Zante 
was the sixth first-year student to 

finish, and Wernher the seventh 

Marilyn Fredey '91 had a great 
race, finishing 48th in the most 
competitive field the women will 
face all season. 

Coach Slovenski commented, "I 
give Marilyn a lot of credit - she ran 
her best race of the season." 

Margeret Heron '91 blazed to a 
63rd place finish. Coach Slovenski 
praising the co-captain, said, 
"Margeret ran a great race on a tough 

Anthea Schmid '94 continued her 
stellar season, finishing 109th and 
fifth for the Polar Bears. Not far 
behind were Tricia Connell '93 in 
120th, and Gwen Kay '91, who ran 
well to place 141st. 

The team is looking fit for its last 
two meets, the ECAC Division III 

Championships and the New 
England Division III meet. 

Right now the women are ranked 
second in New England Division 

Slovenski was * cautiously 
optimistic. "We've got to narrow 
the gap between 1 and 5 if we want 
to do well. When Sarah Perrotti ('94) 
and Tricia Connell are healthy surely 
we will be able to do that." 

In last year's ECAC the team was 
second and they hope to finish in 
the top four of the 30 teams 

Earlier this week the team had a 
chance to meet and run with Joan 
Benoit-Samuelson '79. Hopefully 
both will do well this weekend, the 
Polar Bears at Tufts for ECAC, and 
Joan at the New York Marathon. 

Skating club starts at Dayton 

The Skating Club of Brunswick 
meets at Dayton Arena each 
Sunday evening from 6:30 to 8:30 
p.m. beginning Oct. 28, and 
continuing through March 3, 
1991, except on Nov. 18. 

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